Crossplatform Journalism Week Six
Pictures have always been powerful
Pictures tell a story
Images are neutral, the reaction isn’t
A picture is worth 1000 words
The evolution of the picture
Graphics beyond the single image
Infographics
But the picture has... evolved?
Evolution or regression?
The Infographic

http://francis-moran.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/infographic_on_infographics.jpg
The Infographic

http://bit.ly/YsnsV7
Wikipedia can provide material

http://bit.ly/13Ctx6f
Wikipedia as a source of info

http://bit.ly/13CtEii
Simple facts via Wikipedia
Infographic

http://bit.ly/YSRzEG
Infographic close up
Remember
• Keep it simple
– It’s too easy to
complicate diagrams
– Provide links to
other material and
references
– Know w...
Further reading...
– http://www.coolinfographics.com/blog/2010/4/27/10tips-for-journalists-designing-infographics.html
– h...
Tasks for the week
• Take one story you’ve done in the past
– What are the traditional visuals that would work
with it?
– ...
Crossplatform content and journalism week 4
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Crossplatform content and journalism week 4

  1. 1. Crossplatform Journalism Week Six
  2. 2. Pictures have always been powerful
  3. 3. Pictures tell a story
  4. 4. Images are neutral, the reaction isn’t
  5. 5. A picture is worth 1000 words
  6. 6. The evolution of the picture
  7. 7. Graphics beyond the single image
  8. 8. Infographics
  9. 9. But the picture has... evolved?
  10. 10. Evolution or regression?
  11. 11. The Infographic http://francis-moran.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/infographic_on_infographics.jpg
  12. 12. The Infographic http://bit.ly/YsnsV7
  13. 13. Wikipedia can provide material http://bit.ly/13Ctx6f
  14. 14. Wikipedia as a source of info http://bit.ly/13CtEii
  15. 15. Simple facts via Wikipedia
  16. 16. Infographic http://bit.ly/YSRzEG
  17. 17. Infographic close up
  18. 18. Remember • Keep it simple – It’s too easy to complicate diagrams – Provide links to other material and references – Know what to omit – One fact to one image – Consider mobile
  19. 19. Further reading... – http://www.coolinfographics.com/blog/2010/4/27/10tips-for-journalists-designing-infographics.html – http://visual.ly/what-makes-good-infographic – http://infogr.am – http://edudemic.com/2012/08/diy-infographics/ – http://visual.ly – http://www.datajournalismblog.com/tag/infographic/ – http://www.jprof.com/books/infographics/ infographics.html
  20. 20. Tasks for the week • Take one story you’ve done in the past – What are the traditional visuals that would work with it? – Can it work as an infographic? What would you put in? What would you leave out? – Can it work as a single image or is there a single image you could LOLcat to entice readers to the full story?
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