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journalism as an antidote to information overload?

I think that there is certainly an important role for professional journalism, which can act as an invaluable filter. Overload! : CJR:

To win the war for our attention, news organizations must make themselves indispensable by producing journalism that helps make sense of the flood of information that inundates us all.

In the same issue of CJR is a call to visualize news data — Picture This : CJR in reference to the example at Metrics – In the Shadow of Foreclosures – NYTimes.com

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  1. Jonathan Rochkind | April 8, 2009 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    On the topic of data visualization, and in particular related to the 'financial crisis', I find these following really exciting. In my next life, I want to be a graphic designer.

    27 Visualizations and Infographics to Understand the Financial Crisis

    http://flowingdata.com/2009/03/13/27-visualizations-and-infographics-to-understand-the-financial-crisis/

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