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A leak like the Panama Papers is impressive, but it’s only a technical enabler of journalism

Events like this one remind us of the shadow system that exists under our noses

10th April, 2016
"As were seeing in the papers from Mossack Fonseca, the activities uncovered dont need to be illegal to be a clear abuse of power."

On April 1, Columbia Journalism Review published a piece called “A Crucial Skill That Most J-Schools Aren’t Teaching”. It showed that just over 14 per cent of US journalism schools offer more than an introductory course in the technical and computational skills needed for data journalism.

A few days later, the huge data leak of the Panama Papers dropped, containing 11.5 million documents and 2.6 terabytes of data acquired through a hack of...

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