Originally published: June 23, 2011
Last updated: June 23, 2011 - 7:20pm
The Knight Foundation announced the winners of its annual $4.7-million News Challenge on Wednesday. There’s s a theme running through most of the winners: namely, data as journalism. Just as tech companies of all kinds are focusing on “Big Data” as a tool for new services, the media industry is (hopefully) starting to understand that data can be useful for its purposes as well.
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