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How Axios brings smart brevity to data journalism

Axios Midterms Trends Explorer

Axios has spearheaded ‘smart brevity‘, but how does that apply to data journalism and data visualisation? Alberto and Simon chat with the team that makes it happenDanielle AlbertiJacque Schrag and Will Chase about how they work and what makes a project ‘Axios’. 

You can check out the midterms project the team worked on with Google Trends data here.  Here are some more projects mentioned in the episode:

Variants tracker

1 million deaths

Poll worker map

Pie swarm

The music for this episode is based on Axios data visual requests, compiled by the team. It was built with TwoTone, a tool that turns data into tunes.

Listen to the episode here

About Simon Rogers

Data journalist, writer, speaker. Author of 'Facts are Sacred', from Faber & Faber and a range of infographics for children books from Candlewick. Edited and launched the Guardian Datablog. Now works for Google in California as Data Editor and is Director of the Sigma awards for data journalism.

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Data journalist, writer, speaker. Author of 'Facts are Sacred', published by Faber & Faber and a new range of infographics for children books from Candlewick. Data editor at Google, California. Formerly at Twitter, San Francisco. Created the Guardian Datablog. All opinions on this site are mine, not my employers'. Read more >>

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