Tag: infographics

by Alberto Cairo

A picture may not always be worth 1,000 words, but when it comes to telling a good story, it can certainly help a lot — particularly if it’s based on reliable data and it’s interactive and animated. That’s the philosophy behind the new graduate offering of the School of Communication of the University of Miami (UM): A Data […] more »

by Mallory Perryman

In the latest update to his e-text “Searchlights and Sunglasses,” author Eric Newton highlights important tools that help journalists mine public data. Here’s one way of introducing open data in the classroom. The students in the introductory journalism course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison always respond with a collective groan when we arrive at “data […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Dish aims to launch web TV service by year’s end (Ryan Nakashima / Associated Press) 2. Yahoo deal to buy NDN video service stalls — so what’s its next video target? (Kara Swisher / Recode) 3. BBC to launch daily infographics shared on social media (Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk) 4. Comcast plots big push […] more »

by Jenny Xie

The tragic and shocking Newtown school shooting last December reinvigorated an urgency to discuss various facets of gun violence in America. The media responded, focusing coverage on the history of mass shootings, the state of gun ownership and violence in the U.S., developments around gun policy, as well as follow-up on the aftermath of Newtown, […] more »

by Kathleen Hessert

Editor’s note: The folks at BuzzMgr, a social media listening tool, have been putting together a daily infographic from the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., to help distill the daily buzz there. Below are each day’s infographics in chronological order. We’ll update this post with the most recent infographics as they come in. Also, […] more »

by Ivan Oransky

It has become a truism — if one not repeated often enough — that those of us teaching journalism are now preparing our students for jobs that didn’t exist when we started our careers. That might make some think of social media editors, reporter-programmers, and community managers. But even among graduates whose titles would be […] more »

by Ryan Estrada

Editor’s note: When Google+ launched, there was much ado about the Terms of Service, especially in how they related to photos. So, artist Ryan Estrada set out to simplify things with the following infographics, which immediately went viral. He explains below what inspired them. I’m an artist who makes my living sharing my work online, […] more »