Found this video which gives a very nice overview on the subject of data driven journalism.
Journalists are coping with the rising information flood by borrowing data visualization techniques from computer scientists, researchers and artists. Some newsrooms are already beginning to retool their staffs and systems to prepare for a future in which data becomes a medium. But how do we communicate with data, how can traditional narratives be fused with sophisticated, interactive information displays?
The video makes clear journalist just started to discover the tremendous power of using data to create insights in journalism. Traditionally the profession of journalist and data expert don’t mix that well. But nowadays tools are available which enable an moderate computer user to participate in data driven journalism.
Let’s join this evolution! Like 10 years ago Wikipedia started a change by sharing knowledge between people connected by internet. Now it’s time for a next revolution: people all around the world sharing and creating new insights by the use of open data.