For some people, “visual storytelling” means photographs. For others, it means film or video. An epic movie such as the Lord of the Rings trilogy may spring to mind — and few would disagree with that as a fine example of visual storytelling.
In journalism writing classes, students learn: “Show, don’t tell.” When we provide a visual, that maxim carries even more weight. The less text or audio that an image needs to be understood, the better it is.
Over 300 applications from all over the world, and the winners were just announced
The Data Journalism Awards (DJA) is the prime international competition recognizing outstanding work in the field of data journalism. Sponsored by Google, the DJA 2013 received over 300 applications from all over the world, ranging from major media groups, regional newspapers, and research groups, and the winners were just announced at the award ceremony held at the Global Editors Network News Summit.
This year, the DTJ had four categories: Data-driven investigative journalism, Data-driven applications, Storytelling with data, and Data journalism website or section, as well as a special “Public Choice Award”. And here are the winners, as they were announced on Twitter by the organization (@EditorsNet)...
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