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The Transparency Series – Data Visualization
February 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Graphical (or pictorial) presentations of data have become an almost essential part of journalistic practice. Data visualization helps us see patterns in data, and is an important tool for finding stories. Also, outlets like The New York Times, The Washington Post, and FiveThirtyEight are publishing data visualizations that push the idea of story telling, creating new data-driven ways to inform and entertain. In this day-long workshop, students will review some basic data visualization skills–guiding you through the design process. Students will work with charts and annotation layers and learn to exploit what’s unique about data. During the day, students will also help you think critically about visualizations, making them a better consumer of data graphics.