Editor’s note: Bracing for Big Data

By Stuart Elliott | November 02, 2015 04:30PM

From the November issue: A few years ago, people were lamenting the “death of media” and the decline of traditional journalism.

And while some bloated old-school media outlets are still hemorrhaging dollars and staff, I think it’s a more interesting time in journalism than ever.

One reason for this is the rise of so-called data journalism, the ability to gather and analyze vast amounts of information from both government and private sources.

While that might sound dry on the face of it, it is actually leading to some very juicy stories for us at The Real Deal. [more]