Data journalism is obviously developing quite quickly as news rooms and freelancers try to make the most of new digital data sources for telling stories. In fact the work in journalism is really great and creative, far ahead of the social sciences in most cases (maybe because of their unconstrained sociological imaginations?). As things develop in this area it is not surprising that help guides are emerging to inform journalists in how to get the most from data. Here is a post at flowingdata about a digital data help guide for journalists, and here is a link to the full guide itself.
The descriptions are of journalism in an age of vast data sets. It would seem that this type of data analysis is highly valued in the sector. The guide is interesting in itself, but it also tells us something about contemporary journalism (and might contain some ideas for other interested people to explore). This is certainly a new set of approaches to telling stories about the world.