One of the most successful published data journalists in the world today, David McCandless has a new book out: Beautiful News. His work is innovative, newsy, current and incredibly popular with readers — but sometimes controversial with what he calls the “chart police”. Alberto and Simon chat with David about why he gets such Marmite-type reactions to his … Continue reading
Scott Klein leads the teams at ProPublica that work at the intersection of journalism and technology. He is also co-founder of DocumentCloud, a service that helps news organizations search, manage and present their source documents. He sits on the board of the Muckrock Foundation. In our latest Data Journalism podcast episode, Scott, Alberto and Simon chat … Continue reading
Last year the first two of three infographics books for children that I have worked on were published. Now you can get the third. Space is designed by the brilliant Jennifer Daniel and the images above are a selection of some of the spreads. You can get the book on Amazon right now.
When my daughter was three and out for a walk on an autumn day, she pointed at a spider’s web and explained what it was. “Daddy, it’s a website,” she said. It was a visual way to describe a word she had heard but didn’t yet understand. And information graphics and visualisations give us a … Continue reading
Part one of a series of infographics books just published, with research by me and amazing illustrations by the father of infographics Peter Grundy. This one takes apart the human body. Read more… Buy the book from Amazon
Part two of a series of infographics books just published, with research by me and amazing illustrations by Nicholas Blechman. This one explores the animal kingdom. Read more… Buy the book from Amazon
The Data Journalism workflow was originally designed by Guardian graphic artist Mark McCormick to illustrate our work on the Datablog. It’s since found its way into talks, presentations and the Data Journalism Handbook. Now it’s been translated by reporters around the world. This is all I’ve found so far – have you seen more (and … Continue reading
Just seen the proofs for Facts are Sacred, out in April – these are some of Kari Pedersen’s amazing designs