Jeff Larson, expert in data journalism

How to Break Into Data Journalism

“Grab a dataset, visualize it and analyze it to uncover hidden stories.”

Data is all the rage now. Companies use it to create more nuanced marketing campaigns. Politicians use it to formulate legislation. And as analytics become more sophisticated and data becomes more available, media, too, has gotten in on the fun. Some publications, like ProPublica and The New York Times, have whole departments devoted to data, while others,…