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Data storytelling done right: 8 easy tips to avoid bad visualisation

Data made visual – with a thought…

Online Journalism Blog

tesselationIn a guest post for OJB, Steve Carufel interviews Dutch data journalist Thomas de Beusabout visualisation, storytelling — and useful new tools for data journalists.

Data journalism is, among other things, the art of resisting the temptation to show spectacular visualisations that fail to highlight the data behind a story.

Insights and relevant statistics can get lost in visual translation, so Thomas de BeusColourful Facts is a great place to start thinking more about clarity and your audience — and less about spectacular graphic design (although you do not want to forego attractiveness entirely).

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“Maybe it is a purist attitude we have, but we believe that being funded by your readers is the best guarantee for independence” » Nieman Journalism Lab

The Belgian investigative news site Apache is a co-op, counting on its shareholders and subscribers — who are often the same people.

Source: “Maybe it is a purist attitude we have, but we believe that being funded by your readers is the best guarantee for independence” » Nieman Journalism Lab

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New Feature: Free Imagery Now Available in Hail

Good imagery makes all the difference to your stories, but if you don’t have anything on hand it’s been a time-consuming and sometimes frustrating experience to search for and add high-quality imagery to your articles and newsletters. Not any more thanks to our brand new Pixabay integration!

Source: New Feature: Free Imagery Now Available in Hail