The future of journalism may well be data gathering, or so a recent report from the Colombian Journalism Review suggests.
An update from the 2014 journalism interactive conference.
If there was ever a reason to think that Australia lagged far behind European and American journalists then this link might offer an explanation.
Australian universities should be offering equivalent courses with these sorts of conferences that emphasise the skills needed in the digital realm. Nonetheless we have social media to thank for keeping us informed if we can’t attend these conferences in person.
Here is a link to some to the recent Journalism interactive conference held in Florida.
Student journalists should be acquiring the skills to analyse and report digital data. The eBook below is a comprehensive guide as to what digital data involves and how to analyse it. The text is free to use within your browser.