Journalism of the future

The Texas Tribune has developed a website called “The Texas Tribune’s Government Salaries Explorer,” which they use in order to review how the United States public spends its money.

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On this site, the paper publishes earnings of thousands of employees in the state of Texas. The tribune acquires this data – available for the public- through governmental agencies and organizes it in charts to make it visually appealing as well as to make the information easy to understand for the general public.

Screen Shot 2015-04-21 at 6.09.34 PMThe layout of the website allows for the public to explore how things have changed in their areas. The information is clearly presented and easy to follow.

This shows that data journalism can make for better stories.

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