Oct 13 2010

At a Glance: Journalism In the Age of Data

Journalism in the Age of Data from Geoff McGhee on Vimeo.

It’s about an hour long, but I encourage you, especially those of you interested in the future of news, media, and journalism, to take a look at this fascinating short doc on data visualization as the world moves forward from print to digital.

The film, produced during a journalism fellowship at Stanford University, covers a broad range of topics about graphics design for news sources, including a showcase of some of the finest (and most confusing) graphs and charts produced recently.  The main focus is the innovative work the New York Times has done, and some of the world’s brightest minds in this burgeoning medium.  Indeed, as software and data programs become more common and accessible, the art of translating a ton of data into something the average newspaper reader can understand is challenging, intriguing, and creative.