Data visualization sometimes can be very similar, data news use bar charts and lines to show the details. From this articles we can have another thought about using easy hand drawing to enhance the reading experience:
Mona Chalabi is data editor at Guardian US. She previously worked at FiveThirtyEight, the Bank of England, the Economist Intelligence Unit, Transparency International and the International Organisation for Migration.
Everyone is talking about America’s politics, and the The New Youk Times used cubes to visualize the data and make the stories more fun to read, you can easily tell from Economy(blue), Domestic Issues(yellow) or International Issues(red)： Continue reading
The Panama Paper team has no doubt made the highlight of 2nd Investigative Journalism Conference, and today Ms. Mar Cabra, the Editor of ICIJ is sharing how they built the team and how it works. We are here in Nepal, bring you the latest information about the story behind this year’s biggest investigative journalism.
Despite the Panama Paper has made a ground-breaking news, the team is actually quite small, the ICIJ has 12 people on staff who come from different country all over the world, the major communication method is through the Internet, of course. Ms. Cabra has kindly shared her keynote of how the team works, what kind of people they have on board and mostly important, what kind of tools they are using. Feel free to sample information from this link: From Zero to 50%
It is a brand new topic for the conference, as well as a new and fashionable way to cover stories.
- A fast tool to make an eye-tracking chart, used in American news organizations;
- Free themes to choose;
- Good color palette;
- Interactive charts;
- Add title, subtitle, body text and etc.
- Could not adjust size of callout and numbers along the axis;
- The callout would not show if the portion of the pie chart is so small;
- The map’s color is distributed randomly, not in a pattern.
It is a very good tool with fancy communications between users and the software. You could publish your story online with this tool.
It is a very good tool to tell stories with maps and media.
During Jeff’s workshop, we played with a lot of data sets and were armed with Excel skills. For me, after constructing the Excel tutorial and did a review of Excel, the knowledge would be as solid as possible.
1st data set is from world bank: life expectancy at birth.
Just remember that every time you play with a data set, just make a copy it, and keep the original in case that you mess up with the data.