Data journalism at the local level

CJR reports: 

dials2Data has always played a role in local journalism, including on investigative desks and in computer-assisted reporting. But with the rise of data journalism an increasingly influential and prominent subset of journalism, some regional news sites have developed local versions of FiveThirtyEight, exploring local issues through numbers, sometimes in a written story but often as some sort of graphical visualization. The Tennessean, The (Louisville) Courier-Journal, and The Denver Post are just some newspapers whose websites have a landing page that compile the data behind some big projects. For the past two months, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer’s Data Central has offered a mix of databases for readers to sift through as well as data analysis, such as comparing various taxes in the metropolitan area to other places. – See more at: http://www.cjr.org/data_points/regional_data_journalism_becom.php#sthash.XEvRQwY5.dpuf

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