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Practicing Local Data Journalism: Opportunities and Obstacles

Practicing Local Data Journalism: Opportunities and Obstacles
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Author(s): Andreas Veglis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Copyright: 2025
Pages: 13
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Sixth Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Founding Editor-in-Chief, Information Resources Management Journal (IRMJ), USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-7366-5.ch066


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The use of local data journalism has the power to fundamentally change local news. Local journalists can find vital insights, spot trends, and shed light on significant issues that have an impact on their communities by utilizing the power of data analysis, visualization, and narrative. This article studies the many facets and difficulties of local data journalism. The discussion highlights the fundamental role of training and possession of abilities in order to gather, evaluate, and present data in a way that appeals to regional audiences. Other areas that relate to local data journalism are also discussed.

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