Journalism in the Age of Data
By Geoff McGhee
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How journalists are coping with a flood of information by borrowing data visualization techniques from computer scientists, researchers and artists. A video report in eight chapters. (54 minutes running time)
|1||VideoPart 1: Introduction||Meet some of the researchers who have helped popularize data visualization for art and communication.||8/31/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoPart 2: Data Visualization in Journalism||How data reporting and presentation are starting to change the face of newsrooms.||8/31/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoPart 3: Telling “Data Stories”||How journalists are adapting traditional narrative formats to data visualization.||8/30/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoPart 4: A New Era in Infographics||Data vis whizzes are the new rock stars in a field where people have been making charts for over 200 years.||8/30/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoPart 6: Exploring Data||The importance of data analysis to good journalism.||8/30/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoPart 7: Technologies and Tools||A new generation of web browsers is changing the game for online visualization and interactive graphics. A look at emerging technologies and tools.||8/30/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoPart 8: First Steps||New tools, tutorials and websites about visualization are appearing all the time. A look at where to get started.||8/30/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
This podcast provides a fascinating introductory glimpse into the exploding field of data visualization. Each bite-sized installment in the series boils the issues down to their essentials for the rest of us, who live outside the datavis community. Interviews with articulate, high-level thinkers and rock star designers illuminate their subject with plain-spoken enthusiasm. It's wonderful to catch people at the top of their game, in the act of doing what they love to do, while contributing to the general good.