Rants & Ramblings

random commentary about culture, media, politics, technology and whatnot.


Datavis and Journalism

An interesting lecture from Amanda Cox of the New York Times at the Eyeo Festival earlier this year:

(If you can’t see the video above, it’s available on Vimeo.)

Data visualization should probably play a slightly different role in journalism than it does in other places. But the same can be said about technical drawings and illustrations, which have deeper histories in the news than some types of data visualization. What lessons should we steal from those disciplines? Hear what data viz pro Amanda Cox, graphics editor at the New York Times, has to say on the subject.