Data journalism is huge. I don’t mean ‘huge’ as in fashionable – although it has become that in recent months – but ‘huge’ as in ‘incomprehensibly enormous’. It represents the convergence of a number of fields which are significant in their own right – from investigative research and statistics to design and programming. The idea of combining those skills to tell important stories is powerful – but also intimidating. Who can do all that?
The reality is that almost no one is doing all of that, but there are enough different parts of the puzzle for people to easily get involved in, and go from there.