Good summary of why journalism students need to learn to work with data. The examples show different types of data displays and different ways to work with numbers.
Once you’re ready to tell the story, think about how you’ll visualize the numbers to drive home the point. Show too little, and the reader may not see the bigger picture. Conversely, show too much, and you lose focus. Highlight portions. Don’t make the reader dig through the numbers to find the story, but do allow them a chance to engage.
(via It’s Time For Every Journalist To Learn Basic Data Skills | Mediashift | PBS)