Data Visualization: Making Sense of the Numbers
Friday, August 9, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Instructor: Amanda Hickman
Good journalists can take impenetrable policy speak and academese and transform it into language their readers understand. In the newsroom, a good data visualization doesn't just demonstrate some findings, it makes the numbers accessible and relevant to the general public. We'll look at some of the better looking data visualization projects that have come out of newsrooms recently and what makes them work, and we'll work with some straightforward tools for making good looking data visualizations and publishing them online.
Perhaps you already know how to generate a histogram from SPSS but you can't figure out why your otherwise very bright brother's eyes glaze over when you show him your awesome histograms.
We'll work from the assumption that you know how to make responsible graphs and charts with your data, but could use some help making them things that a lay person wants to investigate.
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JustPublics@365 is a project that uses digital media as a way to connect academics, journalists and activists across traditional silos, and foster transformation on issues of social justice.