ProPublica developer says too few journos have skills to deal with data

ProPublica developer says too few journos have skills to deal with data

"I went into journalism because I wanted to be a longform writer in the tradition of the New Yorker. But I'm fortunate that I stumbled onto the path of using programming to do journalism; more and more, I'm seeing how important stories aren't being done even though the data and information are out in broad daylight (as they were in [Dollars for Docs] and SOPA Opera) because we have relatively few journalists with the skills or mindset to process and understand that data."

  • Steve Myers

    Steve Myers was the managing editor of Poynter.org until August 2012, when he became the deputy managing editor and senior staff writer for The Lens, a nonprofit investigative news site in New Orleans.

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