Alex Remington, a research assistant for Journalist’s Resource and a Harvard Kennedy School graduate student, sat down with Steve Doig, Knight Chair in Journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, to ask him about the pros and cons of doing data journalism. Doig thoroughly recounts the limits of using data journalism, common misuses of data, the necessary tools journalists need to make effective use of data and much more.

Remington collaborated with Doig along with others at News21 to “create a profile of American voters from census data. The overall project received national attention and was published in part in outlets such as The Washington Post“.