In this chapter, Briggs talks about data and how it can be used journalistically in a variety of ways. The main way I have thought of data would be statistics in sports. But Briggs brings up the point that data can be used to give the reader a story and allow them to imagine what the data is describing and put it into perspective.

Briggs also talks about technology and it’s almost terrifying advances. I’m the sense of collecting data, companies have developed ways to track behaviors and movements of people. With a majority of the time, those people are not even aware it is happening. This typically isn’t a problem and causes no harm but if the data begins to be used against us then technology could take a turn for the worse.


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