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Data journalism: From eccentric to mainstream in five years

The Guardian's Simon Rogers on why data journalism caught on and where it goes from here.

Simon Rogers (@smfrogers), editor of The Guardian’s Datablog and Datastore, and a speaker at the upcoming Strata Conference in California, was one of the first data journalists at The Guardian.

In the following interview, Rogers discusses the changes he’s seen in data journalism over the last five years and how new tools and increased notoriety will shape the data journalism space.

Why has data become the story for some journalists like yourself?

Simon Rogers: It’s a big change for reporters, to go from being suspicious of numbers to noticing that often data journalism is the only way to get stories from them. I think it’s a combination — the huge growth in published data out there combining with things like WikiLeaks, which changed the game for news editors to realize this was a new way to get stories. Read more…

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Visualization of the Week: Avengers Assemble

Jer Thorp visualizes the history of "The Avengers."

In this week's visualization, The New York Times' data artist Jer Thorp visualizes the appearances of "The Avengers" in the comic book series.

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A brief history of data journalism

A brief history of data journalism

Key milestones in data journalism's development.

In this excerpt from "The Data Journalism Handbook," Liliana Bounegru connects the dots between the earliest forms of data journalism, the rise of computer-assisted reporting, and today's data-driven media efforts.

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The work of data journalism: Find, clean, analyze, create … repeat

The work of data journalism: Find, clean, analyze, create … repeat

Simon Rogers on the effort behind data journalism.

Great journalism does not magically spring from spreadsheets. In this interview, Simon Rogers discusses the grunt work and tools behind The Guardian's data stories.

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The Daily Dot wants to tell the web’s story with social data journalism

The Daily Dot wants to tell the web’s story with social data journalism

A new media startup tries to mine the social web for stories.

The newly launched Daily Dot is trying an experiment in community journalism, where the community is the Internet. To support their goal, they’re applying the lens of data journalism to the social web.

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Visualization of the Week: The growth of newspapers in the U.S. from 1690 to date

An interactive visualization maps the spread of newspapers across the U.S.

Using data from the Library of Congress, an interactive visualization maps in time and space the spread of newspapers across the United States.

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