Journalism in the Age of Data

A video report on data visualization as a storytelling medium. Produced by Geoff McGhee during a Knight Journalism Fellowship. Total running time: 54 minutes; with related information and links. A variety of open-source tools enable users to upload data files and generate a wide range of visualizations, from simple charts and graphs to more sophisticated forms like treemaps, network diagrams and interactive visualizations. Discusses the importance of data analysis to good journalism.