In government by data, the morning paper is data open to all

The trend toward data lakes presents a pool of data that presents multiple versions truth that are analogous to newsstands or libraries of newspapers and periodicals chronicling current events. With the increasing need for people to get their “news” from data, it may be helpful to envision data science as an evolution of journalism instead of STEM (computer and math sciences). The computer science part is the equivalent of the printing press. The value of data comes from journalist skills.