Dashboard journalism: A beginner’s guide

Journalism is changing.

Reporters used to celebrate their numerical illiteracy.

Now they’re building pivot tables and mapping out Excel spreadsheets.

Data is playing an increasingly large role in journalists’ daily attempts to dig up public interest stories that would otherwise have stayed hidden.

It only makes sense, then, for journalists to start using a tool that’s changed how the business world interacts with its data: The dashboard.

Dashboard journalism can help news outlets:


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