Category: Data Visualization

Brunch workshop shows how Power BI can help journalists strengthen their data journalism skills

Journalists can create more engaging stories with the help of tools like Power BI, according to journalists at the International Symposium of Online Journalism’s workshop on data journalism. The workshop, titled “No-code data journalism: How to go beyond infographics and engage audiences,” was part of ISOJ’s online-only conference on July 20. Experts showed attendees how …  Read More

Giving a voice to data: Larry Birnbaum @ ISOJ

  Larry Birnbaum, founder and chief scientific advisor at Narrative Science, said their narrative analytic tool makes data real. And during the 15th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) in Austin, Texas, he talked about what particular data matters the most in that process. Quill, Narrative Science’s central product, began as a software project at Northwestern …  Read More

Alberto Cairo and Hannah Fairfield on Data Visualization at ISOJ

There is no better time to be a journalist working with infographics and data visualization, according to The New York Times graphic editor, Hannah Fairfield. Fairfield was a panelist for Data Visualization: Creating a new language to communicate big data at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) in Austin, Texas, on April 20, 2013. …  Read More

Data Visualization unearthing stories’ powerful personas

  The audience drew to a somber silence as dots dropped into place during Kim Rees’ presentation titled U.S. Gun Deaths. In one of the International Symposium on Online Journalism’s most innovative panels, data visualization proved to blur the lines between copy and art. Digging down into the data was a similar theme throughout each …  Read More

ISOJ panelists discuss behind the scenes in the newsroom

  The 14th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism closed its first day with a panel discussing how different news outlets are responding and evolving with advancements in technology. The panel consisted of journalists and academics who have researched news organizations’ attempts and progress in adapting to newsroom changes related to social media, digital media, …  Read More

Kim Rees on data visualization: There’s a story in every piece of data

Multimedia narratives and data visualization were the hot topics on Saturday afternoon at IOSJ.  In an interview beforehand, Kim Rees, co-Founder of Periscopic, talked about telling the story behind the numbers. Rees and her colleagues at Periscopic, who describe themselves as a “socially-conscious data visualization firm,” have been visualizing data in new and interactive way …  Read More

Survival of the fittest on the second day of ISOJ

Just past 8:30 a.m. or so, tireless journalists gathered in the Capitol Room at the Blanton Museum to participate in the research breakfast, a new feature that was added to the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) for the first time this year. The breakfast gives four researchers the chance to introduce their current projects …  Read More

Creating Data-Driven Stories

Aron Pilhofer, interactive news editor, The New York Times “I want to change how we think about data,” Aron Pilhofer said. In an industry that is constantly changing, Pilhofer believes that data-driven journalism is paving the way for more approaches in interactive storytelling. With interactive forums like The Obameter, Politics Verbatim and The New York …  Read More

Data Journalism: Links to ISOJ’s Best

2Want to learn more about the speakers on the panel “The new narrative: How data is changing the way we tell stories online?” Here are links to their social media, websites and projects.Brian Boyer – Applications editor at Chicago Tribune Twitter: @brianboyer His latest project: Panda Project, a data organizing application for newsrooms funded by …  Read More