Rukmini S discusses data journalism in India, reporting on opinion surveys, and the latest census figures

December 8, 2016 § Leave a comment

Polling One Billion

Rukmini S is the National Data Editor at The Hindu, India’s second-most circulated English-language newspaper. She studied in Pune, Mumbai, and London and has worked at The Times of India previously. Her interests lie in politics, gender issues, and caste, and she is passionate about integrating data and story-telling into everyday news.

On Friday afternoon, I met with Rukmini at The Hindu office in Delhi to talk about data journalism in India, reporting on opinion surveys, the recent release of religion data from the 2011 census, and the 2011 Socio Economic and Caste Census. The transcript of the conversation below has been lightly edited for length and clarity.

On data journalism in India

Sam Solomon: In the United States, data journalism is a growing phenomenon. Last year was really significant in that Ezra Klein left Wonkblog to start up Vox, Nate Silver left The New York Times to move FiveThirtyEight

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