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More journalistic data mining in the public interest


When you have Associated Press nerd-journalist extraordinaire Jonathan Stray giving  a brilliant explanation of the use of data-mining strategies to wring the sense out of massive numbers of documents — such as the Iraq and Afghanistan war logs released by Wikileaks — you go with it. And I do mean brilliant. Every investigative reporter in America ought to listen to all 19+ minutes of this audio-powerpoint presentation. (Big h/t to Maria Popova, editor of Brain Pickings.)

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