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The Impact of Data-Driven Journalism on Public Policy Discourse

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Are infographics clever teaching tools, or misleading clickbait? How has coverage of state and local politics fared in the digital age? And has data journalism really deepened our understanding of policy issues? Those were some of the questions addressed in “The Impact of Data-Driven Journalism on Public Policy Discourse,” a lively panel discussion presented in Washington, D.C. as part of the Chicago Harris Public Policy Lecture series, in conjunction with the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. Michael Scherer, Washington bureau chief for TIME Magazine, moderated the discussion among Bloomberg View columnist Megan McArdle, Twitter data editor Simon Rogers, Washington Post opinion writer E.J. Dionne and Vox.com founder Ezra Klein.