Peeling back the curtain – The Economist

“While we take care to identify our sources, we have not often published the data behind them. Sometimes, this is for good reason: some data are proprietary or otherwise not ours to publish. Often, we have simply not made the time to do it. This is a shame: releasing data can give our readers extra confidence in our work, and allows researchers and other journalists to check?—?and to build upon?—?our work. So we’re looking to change this, and publish more of our data on GitHub….”