(From Philip Mayer, the outsider who created Precision Journalism @marilia_gehrke@twitter.com Luciana Mielniczuk researchgate.net/publication/3)

Q. Should journalists program computers as well? Or at least know the process?

A. Yes.

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Today’s generation of journalists, even more than mine, needs to understand and appreciate the importance of hands-on computer experience.

We are locked in a battle with less reputable suppliers of information, and truth made visible is our weapon.

"Data journalism is still evolving as a concept. It can include curation as well as analysis and reporting."
"Some of the most promising efforts today are coming from non-profit organizations such as ProPublica @propublica@twitter.com and the Center for Public Integrity @publicintegrity@twitter.com ."

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Does anybody remember the first reporter to use a telephone? Was that person called a “telephone-assisted reporter?” I like to think of my contribution not as a computer-assisted reporting, but as the application of scientific method.
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