The Guardian

Data visualization & The Guardian: Reporting big stories through small details

In an era of “show, don’t just tell,” data visualization in journalism has become an increasingly important component of news reporting. Alastair Dant, interactive lead at The Guardian in London, joined Hacks/Hackers NYC on Sept. 19 for a presentation on his team’s work in reporting stories with big datasets. Jeremy Caplan, Education Director at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, compiled notes from Alistair’s talk. The Guardian first explored aggregate analysis and data visualization last year with an award-winning graphic that replays World Cup games, condensing 90 minutes of tweets into 90 seconds of interactive animation.