“People seem to be talking about data journalism as this separate entity that is new, exotic and specialized,” said Liu. “Is it that everyone has to become a data journalist? Or data is essentially part of the reality of journalism now? I would argue the latter.”


Yue Qiu and Wenxiong Zhang are students at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.
In addition to an M.S. in journalism, Qiu is working on her MIA at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. She previously worked for China Daily and The New York Times Shanghai bureau. Her email is yq2154@columbia.edu.
Zhang is perusing an M.A. in arts and culture reporting at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. His email is wz2243@columbia.edu.