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Data viz for journalist

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The screens here are taken from different sources. This is meant to be a workshop for journalist and beguines.

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Data viz for journalist

  1. 1. Visualizing data Activists and journalists will need to find data and join the dots together themselves: only rarely will the complete picture land on their desks. …. https://drawingbynumbers.org
  2. 2. Why visualisation is useful Visualisation can be used to help understand and communicate about any issue.
  3. 3. Before
  4. 4. The story - The apple - The life in the tree - The forest - The vitamins that contains - A perfect apple pie - Apple vs the word of fruits
  5. 5. First steps - Find a story Make sure you have a story to tell and be passionate about, you are 1 - Proving a point 2 - or solving a problem the 2 things are really great! They all include emotions and your voice or angle . When this is clear , then you can get hands on.
  6. 6. Analysis. How to look ...
  7. 7. - Investigate your data with a critical eye See the big Picture , All the elements involve - What data do you have? - What do you want to know about your data? - What visualization methods should you use? - What do you see and does it makes sense? The context
  8. 8. The details When you find something interesting, ask yourself: Does it make sense? Why ? Observations can stand out because of human or mechanical error, because of the uncertainty of estimated values, or because there was a person or thing that stood out from the rest. You should know which it is.
  9. 9. <6><6> Who / what How Many Where When How Why
  10. 10. Methods
  11. 11. Classification
  12. 12. Categories
  13. 13. Parts of a whole
  14. 14. Subcategories
  15. 15. movies
  16. 16. Time
  17. 17. Location Combination
  18. 18. Exploration is over now get inspired
  19. 19. The right language
  20. 20. Visual storytelling
  21. 21. Visual storytelling
  22. 22. Naming the Dead People killed in drone strikes More than 2,500 people have died in CIA drone strikes in the tribal region of north west Pakistan. Here is a record of the people reportedly killed in these strikes, who have been identified. http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/namingthedead/? lang=en Visual storytelling
  23. 23. Tools
  24. 24. Tableau software gephi.org tree maps Indie mapper tilemill No programing desktop
  25. 25. www.simile-widgets.org http://www.simile-widgets.org/exhibit/ http://leafletjs.com/ Leaflet is a modern open-source JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps. It is developed by Vladimir Agafonkin with a team of dedicated contributors. Weighing just about 33 KB of JS, it has all the features most developers ever need for online maps. http://d3js.org/ http://polymaps.org/ A JavaScript library for image- and vector-tiled maps using SVG. others
  26. 26. RAW Many Eyes your.flowingdata infogr.am browser applications
  27. 27. Inspiration
  28. 28. http://vizualize.tumblr.com/ http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/ http://flowingdata.com/ http://www.visualizing.org/
  29. 29. Reference in this presentation “Data Points: Visualization That Means Something”, Nathan Yau https://exposingtheinvisible.org/resources/obtaining-evidence/ https://drawingbynumbers.org http://www.danroam.com/the-back-of-the-napkin/ http://flowingdata.com olivia.solis@shareconference.net

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