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Has big data really changed journalism?

  • Dec 07, 2017 |

    It is often suggested that the advent of big data is transforming journalism. Yet, while journalism is indeed changing, digital data and computer technology are not as central to this transformation as is often reported. The really significant shift is not in the technology, as important as that is, but in epistemology. It is our view of human knowledge about the world – including the knowledge offered by journalism – that has changed.

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