Originally published on December 15, 2015 in BI This Week, a TDWI publication.
A data analyst raised her hand in a class I taught on data storytelling and asked the question I hadn’t even thought about since journalism school: How do you “see” a story in a jumble of facts?
It’s a novel problem for data analysts, but it’s an old one for journalists. In fact, as confusing as the task seems to analysts, the confusion is a mystery to journalists. Don’t analysts know a story when they see one?
Now in the grand new confluence, journalists use data and analysts tell stories — and each side shudders with the other’s ham-handed work.… Read the rest “How to find a story in data: What a news reporter would do”