Tag Archives: infographics

‘Data porn’ – where is the journalism?

With a name like Chart Porn, you might get a few disappointed visitors to your website.  It describes itself as ‘An addictive collection of beautiful charts, graphs, maps, and interactive data visualization toys — on topics from around the world.‘ … Continue reading

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Are data visualisations becoming works of art?

A good visualisation should tell a story without becoming one itself. So what happens when you find a graphic so weird and so wonderful that it can only be described as a work of art? The trend for strange-looking graphics … Continue reading

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19th Malofiej International Infographics Awards

Between Monday 21st and Friday 25th March 2011, over a hundred graphics professionals gathered at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain, for the 19th Malofiej International Infographics Awards. The event is organised by the Society for News Design and … Continue reading

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Data journalism explained and used in online videos

After trawling through YouTube, here are some good explanations/uses of data journalism in video format. 1.  It seems that data has become an art – take a look at this report on BBC Newsnight from August 2010. 2.  David McCandless‘ … Continue reading

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Why Data Journalism is interesting

The discovery which propelled data journalism to nationwide recognition was undoubtedly the expenses scandal of 2009. It was the Telegraph’s close examination of dormant web-based information that led to the leaking of the claiming, tax evading and mortgage dodging by … Continue reading

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