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Data Journalism: Definition, Skills, Difficulties, and Perspectives

Data Journalism: Definition, Skills, Difficulties, and Perspectives
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Author(s): Andreas Veglis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)and Charalampos P. Bratsas (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Copyright: 2021
Pages: 12
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fifth Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3479-3.ch079


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In recent years, data journalism has drawn significant attention in academic literature as well as in the area of new developments in digital news production. It is a journalistic specialty reflecting the increased role that numerical data has in the production and distribution of information in the digital era. This chapter attempts to describe the state of data journalism today. Specifically, the chapter provides the historic evolution and definition of data journalism and it discusses the stages of data journalism in relation with the necessary corresponding skills of the data journalist. Also, the various difficulties that the evolution of data journalism is facing are presented. Finally, recommendations and future research directions are briefly discussed.

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