Five Steps to Stronger Data Visualization

This Webinar was originally broadcast on:
April 26, 2013 Enroll Now
Watch and listen to the original one-hour Webinar in its entirety. This Webinar recording features the full presentation led by Poynter faculty and visiting faculty including Q&A from the audience and resources from the presenter.

Course Overview

Title:
Five Steps to Stronger Data Visualization
Type:
Webinar
Cost:
$29.95
Originally Broadcast On:
April 26, 2013
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

Watching as a group in a conference room or classroom? Help keep our Webinar costs low by selecting the appropriate price point. This purchase gives you one computer access into the live and recorded presentation.

About Webinars

In this virtual classroom, participants can join in a seminar led by Poynter faculty and visiting faculty. This screencast includes live audio and a slideshow presentation in which participants can post questions and respond to poll questions posed by the host.

Good data visualization boils down to clear explanation. By helping people "see" information, you are helping them understand. By revealing patterns and connections of who did what, when and where, you can show the arc of a story.

Putting tons of raw data in front of your audience might just turn them off, but well-edited data can reveal patterns and connections to a bigger picture. Who did what, when and where--these often represent the arc of a story. In this Webinar you'll learn a process for thinking visually and take that process further to be able to harness complex sets of data.

Poynter's Sara Quinn will lead you through five key elements for stronger data visualization that apply to storytelling in print, on web and for hand-held devices.

What Will I Learn:
  • How to tell engaging stories in a visual way without photographs
  • How to make sense of data for your audience
  • Best practices for sharing data-driven stories
  • How to carry out an effective process for turning raw data into compelling stories
Who Should Take this Course:

Anyone who wants to present stories in ways that engage and explain--including journalists, non-profit and PR experts, educators, students, designers and developers.

Course Instructor:

Sara Quinn

Sara Quinn teaches visual journalism, leadership and multimedia. She directs Poynter's EyeTrack research of reading habits, which helps journalists determine the best forms for storytelling in print, on tablet and online. She also directs the Poynter Institute's custom training programs. You can follow her on Twitter @saraquinn.

Technical Requirements:

This Webinar contains audio. Please adjust your headphones or speakers.
We strongly suggest viewing our Webinars with a wired connection.

  • Flash Player - Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 or higher
  • Browsers - Mozilla Firefox 2 or higher; Safari 2 or higher; Google Chrome (any version)
    Windows users can also use Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or higher
  • Bandwidth - 256Kbps (512Kbps recommended)

Some networks, especially those that use a proxy server, may encounter difficulty connecting to our Webinar software. If this is your first Poynter NewsU Webinar, please test your connection.

Questions? Read our Webinar FAQ or contact us at webinars@newsu.org.

You can watch our Live Webinars on your iPad with a free Adobe Connect app. To watch Webinar replays, your iPad must be able to view Flash media players. The Live Webinar experience on your iPad is very similar to watching it from your computer. You can watch the video, follow the presentation, respond to polling questions, ask the presenter questions and participate in any discussion forums.

Download the free Adobe Connect app from iTunes here. To access the live event, click on the "Join Live Event Now" button on the Webinar landing page. The virtual room will automatically load. 

To watch the replay from your iPad, you'll have use a different app from Live Webinars. Browse and download an app from iTunes that allows your device to view a Flash video player. There are multiple apps to choose from, some are free with ads and there are others for purchase.