This quote —
… the fields of mathematics, statistics and computer science are ever more important to the emerging fields of data journalism, information graphics, and news applications. That’s where the jobs are. That’s where the industry is heading (arguably, already it’s already there). That’s the new quality and standard to which we need to hold journalism.
We’re never going to fill these jobs or really make impact in this space and push forward if we don’t properly teach and prepare the young’uns coming up. Myself included.
— comes from an article written by a journalism student. You should read it:
Re-thinking J-school, by Katie Zhu.