Spring 2018

The information graphics

Good data visualisation is vital to effective news publishing, says Simon Rogers

Information graphics, in their truest form, are as necessary and as crucial to news publishing as they have ever been. At a time when there has never been more data – or more tools to visualise it with – there is also a problem with old-fashioned notions such as ‘truth’ and ‘facts’, which have become debating points rather than starting points.

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Top: Illustration by Jason Ford.

Simon Rogers is data editor at the Google News Lab and director of the Data Journalism Awards

Read the full version in Eye no. 96 vol. 24, 2018

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