History of data journalism

The Guardian reminds us that data journalism is a little older than most of us think. Why is that significant? Because our historical memories are very short and it is important to be reminded of history in order to give food to our sociological imaginations! Here is an example of an informative data table on schools in Manchester, from 5 May 1821:

Source: The Guardian (click on the image three times to see the largest size

Read the article in the Guardian here

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