A data journalist’s job is to convert raw numbers and facts into stories told through graphs, charts, pictures, and diagrams. Equal parts science, art, and journalism, the process can seem obscure to anyone who has never done it. But Hatch says it is simply the application of basic journalism skills to numerical data.
“The IAP sessions seemed like a great opportunity to give back to the MIT community. which has welcomed us here so openheartedly, and I was glad to see so many people sign up and attend.”