I got to talk to Mount Royal University student Matt Sutton about our efforts to get info about federal anti-terror bill C-51, and what happens when you don’t even know the reasons behind specific redactions.
Feb. 20, 2014 – Anna Mehler Paperny, J-Source.ca
Why bother with data-driven journalism?
Because there’s more data out there than ever before and not nearly enough people asking it questions.
Because trend stories aren’t good enough. Nor is telling readers something they already know.
Because tweeting, posting to YouTube and selectively releasing datasets do not a transparent government make.
Because your role as reporter is more microscope than conduit.