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Why data is the future of journalism (or the data boy triumphs)

In my year at university I am often mocked because I once said “I really like data.” In a bunch of journalists this is apparently sacrilege, and the class have taken to calling me ‘Data Boy’ as a polite way of reminding me that I have no life.

Well, my friends, I feel completely vindicated after the inventor of the web declared that the future of journalism is in trawling through data sets, not in chatting to people down the pub.

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