- Graphics that use visual representations of info, data, etc.
- present complex information quickly and clearly
- Infographics can make information for accessible and more enjoyable
- They can be viral, with potential to drive traffic and interest
- adds a relatively new multimedia effect that has only reached the cusp of digital journalism
1. Be concise
2. be creative
3. be self-explanatory
4. be relevant
5. be transparent
6. be different
7. Be accurate
8. Say something: your infographic should convey a message
9. Be judicious: not every stroy warrants an infographic
10. Copy edit
Data Driven Journalism
- employee salaries
- test scores
- all data items that can be listed with substantial meaning
- you can tell stories with data
- build an interactive map
- make it manageable
- break down the data
- keep it simple
- join datasets together
Data in Journalism
- Make sure your sources are accurate
- Where did you get that data?
- Polls and surveys can be conducted to create data from thin air, and this can be a story.
- After you have said data, it’s up to you, the multimedia journalist, to figure out how to use it.