I'm a big fan of "data" journalism — the kind of story that you see over on Five Thirty Eight where they dig into data and statistics to find the real story. I enjoyed this report from the Pew Research Center about the about the political polarization of the American voting public. The interactive graphs encourage exploration and enhance the story.
My original college major was journalism and I remember in orientation being told that math wasn't important for a journalism major.* In retrospect, that couldn't be further from the truth.