Introduction to data visualization

Data visualization, often referred to as data viz, is a growing area within online journalism. Great data-viz presentations are created by programmers and designers. Most of us are neither. What matters is that we understand some of the possibilities.

Here are some resources that we will talk about in class and that you will find useful when you do your data-viz assignment — which I’m still thinking about, but which I promise you will not involve technical skills that you don’t already have.

This Friday, Matt Carroll of the Boston Globe will join us for a hands-on demonstration of how to make your own data visualizations.

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