Guardian: Analysing data is the future for journalists, says Tim Berners-Lee

Speaking in response to recent releases of data by the UK government, Tim Berners-Lee, father of the world wide web, says:

The responsibility needs to be with the press. 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.

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