What Open Data means for Journalists

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

Greg Hadfield, quoted by Sarah Marshall on journalism.co.uk:

An open-data tsunami will mean that more journalism will be about interpreting – and putting into context – data that is open to all, at least in its rawest, unrefined form.

To an even greater degree, journalism will be about adding value to data by transforming it into information. The best journalism will be to add value to information, to provide insight, even wisdom.

My visit to NEXT in Germany earlier in the year persuaded me that big data is going to change the way many content businesses operate. Greg nails exactly why open data from government bodies and elsewhere will change journalism…

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Adam is a lecturer, trainer and writer. He's been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 30. He lectures on audience strategy and engagement at City, University of London.