Last night, Scott Klein, who runs the News Apps team at ProPublica, took part in the weekly #wjchat on Twitter. The topic was “So you want to be a data journalist?” Other journalists in the data/interactive journalism community, including Yuri Victor of Vox and Sandhya Kambhampati from Chronicle of Higher Education, chimed in for the conversation aimed at helping people figure out what was the best way for someone to enter the field.
Here are the key takeaways from the chat:
1. What is a data journalist? What skills and knowledge do you need?
Short answer: The ability to think of creative ways to can channel data. You can interview a person, and you can interview spreadsheets.
— Sandhya Kambhampati (@sandhya__k) July 30, 2015
2. Read more