Data journalism is named a very important skill for students by basically everyone. My question is, why is this on the rise? Was it not important five years ago? Why the change?
The tools have changed. Think of it this way: widespread availability of free, easy-to-use blogging software triggered a huge outpouring of writing on the web.
What’s happening here is an increase in publicly available data plus free tools like Google Refine, Fusion Tables, etc.
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