Visual journalism for tiny news desks
How can a small news team thin on resources produce awesome graphics on the regular? Where do design and data best practices break down for newsrooms with little manpower? How do you decide what story format works best under shifting deadlines? This session will take a close look at how a handful of small and medium newsrooms are building visually striking stories (maps, charts, immersive interactives) on a shoestring, going behind the scenes of some recent examples. Join this session and pick up tips, tools, and best practices to take back to your newsroom.
This session will be most helpful if:
You work in a small newsroom that wants to do more visual storytelling
You work in a newsroom without a graphics team and want to do more visual storytelling
You want to incorporate more visual/interactive elements into your own reporting
You produce graphics (static or interactive) for your newsroom and are looking for ways to improve how you work with the rest of the newsroom
Jaeah Lee is an independent journalist in San Francisco and an inaugural recipient of the American Mosaic Journalism Prize. Jaeah was previously a staff reporter at Mother Jones, where she covered policing after Ferguson. She was a 2017 senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism and a restorative narrative fellow with Images and Voices of Hope. She serves on the board of the Asian American Journalists Association's SF-Bay Area chapter.
Aaron Williams is a reporter who specializes in data analysis and visualization for The Washington Post. Before joining The Post, he covered housing, campaign finance, police and local politics for the San Francisco Chronicle and the Center for Investigative Reporting. @aboutaaron
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