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This statement by the New York Times public editor certainly reads like a rebuke of reporter John Broder for how thoroughly he (didn't) take notes during his reporting drive, and suggests that reporters will have a responsibility to bring along more electronic data-recording devices in future reporting. The latest blog post by Bruce Schneier

http://schneier.com/blog/archives/2013/02/automobile_data.ht...

(just submitted to HN,

http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5241508

moments ago) suggests that even with a journalist leading a quantified life to submit quantified stories, there will still be issues of interpretation of the data that will be very hard to resolves, especially when a corporation wants to sell cars with a public subsidy while a news organization wants to preserve a reputation of hard-hitting, non-toadying journalism.




>...especially when a corporation wants to sell cars with a public subsidy

Know a lot of domestic car companies who aren't on the dole?

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