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Although data journalism may sound complicated, it is actually easier than we imagine. 

A degree in media studies - or any journalistic background - are not always needed. 

To help you get started, Octoparse has created a useful guide on how to become a data journalist. Self-teaching is one of the most important factors when getting into data journalism.

"If you are not occupied by work and have plenty of time to kill, you can set a daily schedule for your learning. The key is to keep it as your routine," it reads. 

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