Good read: Where data and journalism meet

Nate Silver starts the relaunch of his site by downplaying his success in predicting the 2012 election outcome and goes on to explain how FiveThirtyEight will use data journalism to tell stories. “Our methods are not meant to replace ‘traditional’ or conventional journalism … The point is that data journalism isn’t just about using numbers as opposed to words. To be clear, our approach at FiveThirtyEight will be quantitative — there will be plenty of numbers at this site. But using numbers is neither necessary nor sufficient to produce good works of journalism,” writes Silver.

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