Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the worldwide websays that journalists of the future need to become adept with databases and datasets. Couldn’t agree more.
“Journalists need to be data-savvy. It used to be that you would get stories by chatting to people in bars, and it still might be that you’ll do it that way some times.But now it’s also going to be about poring over data and equipping yourself with the tools to analyse it and picking out what’s interesting. And keeping it in perspective, helping people out by really seeing where it all fits together, and what’s going on in the country.”