Data is a journalist’s best friend

Data isn’t just for Nate Silver. Many journalists are scrambling to learn data journalism skills, in schools, conferences and free online courses. Interactive graphics and maps seem to be the key to engaging an ever-more distracted public. However, before journalists can tell stories with data they need to understand what the numbers are saying. The most…

Fox News parody of Grand Theft Auto V?You decide.

Weazel News, with its scrolling ticker, nonsensical headlines and red, white and blue logo (with a dash of gray and black) isn’t another cable network parody of the day’s news. It’s best-selling Grand Theft Auto V’s in-game news outlet, offering up sensationalized stories focusing on political races, and even a woman “scaring” the swine flu,…