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How to Think like a Data Journalist [Datablog]

How to Think like a Data Journalist [Datablog] | mojo 3 | Scoop.it

Whilst preparing for her Strata keynote, Google's Kathryn Hurley spent a week with the Datablog team and here are a few key takeaways from that experience...

 

Exploring the methods and tools that a data journalist uses in their day to day activity at the Guardian Datablog: The fast-paced environment means data analysis tools that are quick and easy to use reign supreme. There are really three major steps of the Guardian Datablog's process that drive the tools and resources they use:

Getting the data Telling the story Sharing the data

Read further for more details on the data journalism process and associated resources and links, as well as how you can apply some of these data analysis techniques to your own work...
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All You Need to Know About Infographics: Tips, Tutorials, Guides

All You Need to Know About Infographics: Tips, Tutorials, Guides | mojo 3 | Scoop.it

Let’s be honest, we don’t like to read big pieces of text. Text-heavy graphs are rather difficult for understanding, especially when dealing with numbers and statistics. That is why illustrations and flowcharts are often used for such kind of information.

An infographic, or a visual representation of study or data, like anything else, can be done right or wrong. How to create a successful infographic? A good idea and a good design.

 

Stop by the link for more on what defines an infographic, what contributes to its popularity, as well as the various types of infographics and references for tutorials and best practices.

 

Additional topics covered include:

The major parts of an infographic How to create an infographic Developing ideas & organizing data Research & sources Typography, graphics & color Facts & conclusions Designing & Editing
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HCL's curator insight, April 30, 2014 9:26 PM

Some good tips here...