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STORYTELLING MATTERS: Why the Arts Need Responsible Data Journalism

STORYTELLING MATTERS: Why the Arts Need Responsible Data Journalism

By Casey Rae

Before the Internet, few outside of research or technical vocations had much concern with data. Now, as users and producers in an increasingly Internet-centric economy, we’re all swept up in the dataflood. All of this activity, individually and in the aggregate, contributes to the massive volume of data generated every day. Contextualizing all of this information and translating it for human comprehension is one of the key challenges of our time.

STORYTELLING MATTERS

STORYTELLING MATTERS

By Conor Risch

Like oxygen to fire, new generations of soldiers feed longstanding conflicts. It’s unlikely that young people who take up arms in places like Israel and Gaza, El Salvador, Afghanistan and the Congo actively choose to deny the humanity of their enemies. The cultures that raise them, and the history of the conflicts into which they step, cast enemies as “the other,” as people without decency or compassion or hopes and dreams, and it can be easy to avoid digging for alternate views.

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