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Antebellum Data Journalism: Or, How Big Data Busted Abe Lincoln

ProPublica
Antebellum Data Journalism: Or, How Big Data Busted Abe Lincoln

ProPublica’s Scott Klein delves more than 150 years into the past to tell the tale of US newspaper editor and sometime Congressman Horace Greeley, whose 1848 investigation into congressional travel expenses proved an excellent example of both the power and potential pitfalls of quantitative journalism.

  Guest curated by John Burn-Murdoch

From Weekly Filet #200, in March 2015.

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