May 23rd, 2014
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Free tools that make your online content sing

Looking for ways to make your content more visual? MJ Bear Fellow Armie Garde recommends three tools that add design and interactivity.

April 25th, 2014
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What I mean to say is that data comes from people. It’s a mark that someone has left behind, or a mark that someone has put their hands on to collect. And in our excitement to harden that data into visualizations we often forget that behind those numbers are human beings.
April 22nd, 2014
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navigatingmedia:

How to Communicate Visually 

For all you visualizaton junkies, (or really just anyone who dares to make an infographic), a fantastic free e-book from Column Five Media on visual communication (applicable to designers, editors, advertisers or academics). Image is a screenshot from the book, which you can download here.

Reblogged from The FJP
April 18th, 2014
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pewresearch:

As Business Insider put it, “Watch America age 110 years in one gif.”

See more on the demographic transformation of The Next America here

Reblogged from Pew Research Center
April 11th, 2014
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centerforinvestigativereporting:

How we mapped the U.S.-Mexico border fence

CIR journalists spent more than three years trying to obtain accurate, detailed mapping data showing the location of the border fence system. 

The result: We now have what is – as far as we know – the most complete and detailed map of the border fence that is publicly available.

Our Senior News Applications Developer Michael Corey explains how we did it.

April 8th, 2013
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Design and typography do matter. It’s about hierarchy of information and how people perceive information. Done properly, that clean up work really matters. On the other hand, it’s easy to believe that it matters more than it does. If you make a fantastically interesting chart and some poor design decisions, the data will still come through. If you make a bad chart with a beautiful design, what have you done, really?
Amanda Cox, a graphics editor at the New York Times. Check out the full interview The Power of Visualization’s “Aha!” Moments on Harvard Business Review, which looks at the power of data visualizations, current trends and possibilities for the future. Via Flowing Data. 
December 14th, 2012
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theeconomist:

A few months ago we challenged designers to illustrate our report examining how tablet computers are changing the news business. Congratulations to our three winners, whose infographics are published on the visual.ly blog.

Reblogged from The Economist
December 6th, 2012
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More than 80 journalists, students and educators took over the University of Minnesota’s School of Journalism & Mass Communications on Saturday for a day of free digital training, brainstorming and connection with peers.

Head to journalists.org for our full list of session resources and quick takeaways from our weekend in Minneapolis. This includes notes from the 12 sessions and digital resources from the presenters, who included the New York Times’ Kevin Quealy, NPR’s Doug Mitchell, the Washington Post’s Yuri Victor, Placeblogger founder Lisa Williams, Tomorrow Magazine co-founder Amanda Hess, the Denver Post’s Daniel Petty and more.

We also recorded audio from a couple of these workshops. They’re available, along with audio from ONA12, on ONA’s SoundCloud page.

All photos: Jennifer Mizgata, ONA

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