The split is roughly 70% tidying up the data, 30% doing the fun stuff of visualising and presenting it.

For some people, the “fun stuff” would include “tidying up the data.” Investigating, editing and surfacing the issue IS the journalism.

As Luke Williams wrote in Atlantic Life’s “The Key to Design Insights: See the World Differently" ยป

Insights are the sudden realizations in which you interpret the observations and discover patterns.