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Malofiej 24: It’s time for datavis journalists

Pamplona (Spain) will gather visual journalists from around the world within the Malofiej Awards, the professional workshop ‘Show Don’t Tell’ and the Infographics World Summit.

From March 6-11,2016 Malofiej 24. It’s time! will be held at the University of Navarra. 

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“Agencies won’t have the same conscience as newsrooms when telling ‘the truth’ with data” says Caroline Beavon

Caroline Beavon defines herself as an information wrangler, visual journalist and infographics designer. She runs her own company  in Birmingham.

Below are some thoughts on data journalism and data visualisation after a conversation:

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3 useful sources to add interactivity to your website

This post is for beginners (like me) that are learning HTML, CSS and Javascript. Below are three useful websites to embed maps, charts and timelines to your HTML or Javascript code and will help you (me) to not get crazy.

I have used an online editor called Codepen, where you can get a real-time preview of your code, to show some examples.

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5 TED videos on data visualisation that you should watch

TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a platform where people from around the world spread ideas as powerful talks. Speakers cover a vast list of topics in more than 100 languages.

Below I have selected 5 great videos on data visualisation that can help you to see data and design from another point of view:

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The Truthful Art: understanding the numbers before creating graphics

Alberto Cairo has finished his third book on infographics and data visualisation called The Truthful Art (2016).

While The Functional Art: an Introduction to Information Graphics and Visualization focused on the communication of data by charts, graphs, maps, and diagrams; The Truthful Art emphasizes the previous stages of creating these infographics.

The main aims of this book are finding stories when gathering data and presenting them to the public through accurate infographics and visualisations.

For this reason, Alberto shares several methods throughout the chapters to avoid misconceptions and aberrations  when understanding the numbers and creating graphics.

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