Interrogating Data: A Science Writer’s Guide to Data Journalism

Data journalism is the practice of using numbers and trends to tell a story. It requires a variety of skills: research to find the correct dataset, analysis to determine what kind of story this dataset may tell, and presentation to share that story with readers. And these skills are within reach for many science writers, even without any programming background, because science writers already possess the most crucial tool of any data journalist—they ask good questions.