Numbers and the news in 2016

The Trump victory may have dealt a blow to data journalists, but there were plenty of other wins and losses in the field this year, Walt Hickey writes, such as Facebook replacing editors with algorithms: "Fake news was given a lucrative business model just weeks before people would use information to make an important political decision. The platform has since begun a crackdown, which I suppose is outstanding responsiveness and foresight ahead of the 2020 election."