Access to large amounts of information and data is changing the way that we do journalism.

Tim Berners-Lee, the man credited in various circles with creating the world wide web, commented Friday that he believes the future of journalism will be mostly data analysis.

Journalists need to be data-savvy. It used to be that you would get stories by chatting to people in bars, and it still might be that you’ll do it that way some times.

But now it’s also going to be about poring over data and equipping yourself with the tools to analyse it and picking out what’s interesting. And keeping it in perspective, helping people out by really seeing where it all fits together, and what’s going on in the country.

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