Data journalism can be done, and can make a difference, even in unfavorable environments. Just look at a newspaper in Buenos Aires which in three years has created from nothing a centre of excellence in digital journalism, challenging the government with an alternative index of inflation and summoning citizens to map the costs of the Senate. Then there is the example of another newspaper, published in Costa Rica, where a team of investigative journalism, with only a few people creating and linking databases, has produced information that led, among other things, to the resignation of two presidents of the Republic.
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