Data, Data Everywhere

By Chris Ariens Comment


Data. It’s all the rage these days: good rage and bad rage.

Some are packaging it nicely into new data-driven sites, like FiveThirtyEight and to help us better understand the news.

Others are making money off of data — your data — data brokers, they’re called. (Here’s “60 Minutes” reporting on them earlier this month).

Then there are overreaching intelligence agencies, whose collected data, later leaked, led to an international incident, followed by the creation of even more new Websites, most notably The Intercept from Glenn Greenwald.

Data can help us. Data can hurt us. For people who work in news, all this data and the changing nature of privacy impacts how you do your jobs. We’ll be talking about all this next month at the TVNewser Show, April 29 in New York City. Among the guests is Trevor Timm, the co-founder of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, which is dedicated to transparency and accountability in government.

Click here for more information and to register.

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