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5 recommendations for data science in journalism

“Data science” has become a buzzword. News Corp’s Rachel Schutt explains how news outlets can actually use data scientists. “The transition for the news industry from print to digital is not necessarily a smooth transition, but for data people it represents an opportunity because now [outlets are] using behaviours to quantify consumption of news.” Among her recommendations are including “datafication” of audience, products based on data, and improving decision-making by marrying data with human intuition and respecting each approach.

+ How Al Jazeera English uses interactives to tell a more in-depth “human story” (

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