Short excerpt and link to an article on O'Reilly Radar, discussing the current state of data usage by journalists.
"Boyer thinks the trends toward big data in media are pretty clear, and that he and other hacker journalists can help their colleagues to not only understand it but to thrive. "There's a lot more of it, with government releasing its stuff more rapidly," he said. "The city of Chicago is dropping two datasets a week right now. We're going for increased efficiency, to help people work faster and write better stories. Every major news org in the country is hiring a news app developer right now. Or two. For smaller news organizations, it really works for them. Their data apps account for the majority of their traffic." (Source: Data Journalism, data tools, and the newsroom stack)Link: