— Pulled a pretty random quote out of Alex Remington’s interview with Stephen Doig, but the whole thing is worth reading. Question: should we offer a Big Data class at CUNY? We don’t really get into tools that will take you into the millions of records in Data Viz.
August 23, 2012
"I sort of see data journalism — particularly applying these principles of social science, the so-called precision-journalism approach — as social science done on deadline. We’re using the tools that social scientists have used for years, whether it’s for survey research or statistical analysis or things like that, we’re applying those tools to journalism problems and using it to help us tell stories with more authority."