Monday, October 17, 2011

Data journalism: what is is and how you get started

Chris Corso and Nick Canelas have recently taken on the jobs of cqing stats for the Collegian sports section. We've been talking a little bit about how journalists are mapping data and statistics and how the
sports section might be a fun place to try some new things using statistics. For example, could you figure out how much each pitch costs in a baseball game in which the pitcher makes $6 million a year? And if so, what would make an interesting graphic to show that data?

Jeremy Caplan tweeted a link recently that lays out the whole field of data journalism. This Knight Center blog post has lots of resources and ideas. Take a look.

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