Data visualization in the upside down (Sponsored by Mapbox)

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Kennedy Elliott of National Geographic; Martin Stabe of Financial Times; Daniele Palumbo of BBC News; Armand Emamdjomeh of The Washington Post
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 8 at 3:30pm
  • Location: Addison
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Does north always have to be at the top of maps? Do timelines always have to run left-to-right? Spurred by the needs of responsive design, many newsrooms have been experimenting with unconventional orientations for data visualizations. This panel will explore how standards and conventions are just standards and conventions, when and why to break them — and when not to.

Speaker Bios

  • Kennedy Elliott is a developer and journalist who reports, designs and develops interactive graphics and data visualizations for the news. She covers a range of topics relating to science, climate, health and politics. She has previously worked at The Washington Post, the Guardian US and the Associated Press. @kennelliott

  • Armand Emamdjomeh is an graphics assignment editor at The Washington Post. Prior to joining the Post, he was the Deputy Director of Data Visualization at the Los Angeles Times, and also worked on the L.A. Times Data Desk. Send him your tips on good donuts in the DC area. Find him on Twitter at @emamd.

  • Daniele Palumbo is a data journalist now working at BBC News in London, reporting and developing data analysis and data visualisations for news. He mainly covers business and finance. Daniele worked previously for Newsweek, International Business Times, and other European media outlets. @danict89

  • Martin Stabe (@martinstabe) is head of the Interactive News team at the Financial Times in London.

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