Data Visualization for Journalists: Stripping the Dread from the Graphics

This upcoming Webinar will be broadcast on:
Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 2:00pm Eastern Time and
Friday, February 17, 2017 at 2:00pm Eastern Time Enroll Now
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Course Overview

Title:
Data Visualization for Journalists: Stripping the Dread from the Graphics
Type:
Webinar
Cost:
$49.95
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

This webinar is $37.50 for members of the Society of News Design (SND). Watch your member email to get details about the discount.

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In the past decade, data visualization has become a tool that not only designers and programmers can embrace. New free and easy-to-use tools have made it possible for any journalist to begin producing information graphics like statistical graphs and data maps, and also using them to understand their data.

To do that effectively, though, it is essential to learn some fundamental principles of visualization design.

Note that this is a special two-day webinar. Can't attend both live events? Your registration gives you unlimited access to the webinar replays.

What Will I Learn:
  • The main rules of visualization design
  • How visualization can be used to analyze data
  • The most common free and easy-to-use tools
  • How to integrate data charts and maps into your stories
Who Should Take this Course:

Any journalist or graphic designer with little experience in data visualization either for exploration or presentation

Course Instructor:

Alberto Cairo

Alberto Cairo is the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the School of Communication of the University of Miami (UM). He is also the director of the visualization program at UM’s Center for Computational Science. Between 2005 and 2009 he was a Professor at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He's also been an executive editor at several news publications in Spain and Brazil, and in 2012 he created the first journalism Massive Open Online Course in the word, in collaboration with the Knight Center at U-T Texas.

Training Partner:

The Society for News Design

The Society for News Design (SND) is an international organization for news media professionals and visual communicators – specifically those who create print, web, and mobile publications and products. Our members art direct, design, edit, report, illustrate, photograph and record video, visualize data – and write code.

Technical Requirements:

Windows
1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended) for Windows 7 or Windows 8
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10, 11; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
Adobe® Flash® Player 11.2+

Mac
1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
Mac OS X 10.7.4, 10.8, 10.9
Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
Adobe Flash Player 11.2+

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