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Visual storytelling

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Presentation to the National Comms Conference in Edinburgh, March 2015

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Visual storytelling

  1. 1. @PaulBradshaw, Online Journalism Blog Birmingham City University and City University London VISUAL STORYTELLING
  2. 2. Why news organisations are investing in datavis - and visual journalism How to spot opportunities to tell stories visually Why you should never use a 3D bar chart Why, How and Why
  3. 3. “Photos give the biggest lift with
 quotes coming in a close second. Tweets containing numbers, a video url and hashtags also lead to double-digit boost.” https://media.twitter.com/best-practice/news-the-impact-of-tweeting-with-photos-videos-hashtags-and-links Part 1: The rise of the visual. 

  4. 4. Coal Run, central Ohio. 2008: $11m in damages “Seeing is believing”
  5. 5. http://www.psmag.com/navigation/books-and-culture/the-revolution-will-be-mapped-7130/
  6. 6. The maps provided something that the narrative and statistics lacked, says civil rights attorney Reed Colfax. “We could articulate the case in words. But when you’d put up the maps, they’d stop listening to you and look at them [as if to] say, ‘Is this really possible?’” http://www.psmag.com/navigation/books-and-culture/the-revolution-will-be-mapped-7130/
  7. 7. www.economist.com/blogs/dailychart/2010/11/cartography
  8. 8. “Half of the New York Times’ top 20 pieces of content were examples of visual journalism” Aron Pilhofer, News Rewired
  9. 9. http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail
  10. 10. http://mashable.com/2014/09/25/this-really-depressing-graph-about-the-u-s-economy-is-turning-heads http://www.vox.com/xpress/2014/9/25/6843509/income-distribution-recoveries-pavlina-tcherneva http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2014/09/25/how_the_rich_conquered_the_economy_in_one_chart.html
  11. 11. “Having a simple data vis on the page increases dwell time by a third” Trinity Mirror
  12. 12. .
  13. 13. Watch: Vox video version of ‘26 charts and maps to be thankful for’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6C8soxbN2w
  14. 14. https://blog.slideshare.net/2015/03/04/the-secret-to-activating-your-audiences-brain/
  15. 15. https://blog.slideshare.net/2015/03/04/the-secret-to-activating-your-audiences-brain/
  16. 16. “Photos give the biggest lift with
 quotes coming in a close second. Tweets containing numbers, a video url and hashtags also lead to double-digit boost.” https://media.twitter.com/best-practice/news-the-impact-of-tweeting-with-photos-videos-hashtags-and-links
  17. 17. http://s3.amazonaws.com/kpcbweb/files/85/Internet_Trends_2014_vFINAL_-_05_28_14-_PDF.pdf?1401286773
  18. 18. http://www.journalism.co.uk/news/bbc-to-launch-daily-infographics-shared-on-social-media/s2/a556686/
  19. 19. http://onlinejournalismblog.com/2015/03/03/office-for-national-statistics-tests-its-social-media-strategy/
  20. 20. http://onlinejournalismblog.com/2015/03/03/office-for-national-statistics-tests-its-social-media-strategy/
  21. 21. http://amourier.wordpress.com/2010/08/05/van-gogh%e2%80%99s-starry-night- %e2%80%93-arlene%e2%80%99s-interpretation-in-tesserae-mosaic-tiles/ Part 2: Everything that is digital …can be made visual.

  22. 22. http://amourier.wordpress.com/2010/08/05/van-gogh%e2%80%99s-starry-night- %e2%80%93-arlene%e2%80%99s-interpretation-in-tesserae-mosaic-tiles/
  23. 23. http://waitbutwhy.com/2014/05/life-weeks.html
  24. 24. https://twitter.com/BBC6Music/status/566951376534519808/photo/1
  25. 25. Times film genres
  26. 26. http://birminghameastside.com/2014/11/18/romanian-presidential-elections-birmingham/ Part 3: We make it visual. 

  27. 27. http://lovewapping.org/2014/05/sankey-diagram-tower-hamlets-funding/
  28. 28. http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2013/11/24/timeline-of-a-massacre/
  29. 29. http://blog.visual.ly/cnn-tells-stories-with-data-in- six-second-vine-videos/ #datavine
  30. 30. http://cbviz.co.uk/
  31. 31. http://cbviz.co.uk/
  32. 32. http://cbviz.co.uk/
  33. 33. http://cbviz.co.uk/http://cbviz.co.uk/
  34. 34. http://cbviz.co.uk/ Screen Shot 2015-03-13 at 08.40.03 http://cbviz.co.uk/
  35. 35. Canva
  36. 36. UseChisel.com
  37. 37. 100yearsofworldcuisine.com
  38. 38. http://www.thinglink.com/scene/314329753735659521
  39. 39. . …and why you should never use a 3D bar chart

  40. 40. http://www.bgr.com/2012/02/03/ios-apps-crash-more-than-android-apps-study- shows/
  41. 41. https://vine.co/Mariah.Randi.Stewart 1. The scarcity principle: media is the new exclusive
  42. 42. https://vine.co/Mariah.Randi.Stewart 1. The scarcity principle: media is the new exclusive 2. A visual sensibility: opportunities to turn data into stories
  43. 43. https://vine.co/Mariah.Randi.Stewart 1. The scarcity principle: media is the new exclusive 2. A visual sensibility: opportunities to turn data into stories 3. Use the right tools for the purpose
  44. 44. https://vine.co/Mariah.Randi.Stewart 1. The scarcity principle: media is the new exclusive 2. A visual sensibility: opportunities to turn data into stories 3. Use the right tools for the purpose
  45. 45. @PaulBradshaw, OnlineJournalismBlog.com vine.co/paulbradshaw facebook.com/paulbradshawuk paulbradshaw.tumblr.com youtube.com/onlinejournalist QUESTIONS.

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