While telling stories with data has been part of the news practice since its earliest days, it is in the midst of a renaissance. Graphics desks which used to be deemed as “the art department,” a subfield outside the work of newsrooms, are becoming a core part of newsrooms’ operation. Those people (they often have various titles: data journalists, news artists, graphic reporters, developers, etc.) who design news graphics are expected to be full-fledged journalists and work closely with reporters and editors. The purpose of this class is to learn how to think about the visual presentation of data, how and why it works, and how to doit the right way. We will learn how to make graphs like The New York Times, Vox, Pew, and FiveThirtyEight. In the end, you can share–embed your beautiful charts in publications, blog posts, and websites.
Visualization for Data JournalismUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
About this Course
Skills you will gain
- Python Libraries
- Data Analysis
- Data Reporting
- Data Visualization (DataViz)
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Module 1: Visualization in Newsrooms
Module 2: Data and Visual Perception
Module 3: Narrative Storytelling
Module 4: Cognitive Load and Color Perception
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TOP REVIEWS FROM VISUALIZATION FOR DATA JOURNALISM
Took this class for my job which requires lots of data visualization. Enjoy the classes a lot and learn so so much from it! The slides are easy to follow and very attractive to learn.
Love her way of teaching, very clear and in a very good pace. I hope she can have more classes on Data journalism.
Thanks very much for great content and the instructor did a great job, and her materials were very use helpful and relevant! Great experience!
I truely enjoyed the contents and teaching in this online course. It's very helpful for my projects as an intern in journalism. Thanks so much, Dr. Ng. Amazing course.
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