Got court transcripts of a particular riveting moment during a trial or first-hand accounts of abuse in a nursing home? This panel will show you new ways animation and comics can bring documents and important moments of your investigation that happened behind closed doors to life. Comics and animation can also help newsrooms attract a younger audience, who are naturally drawn to visual journalism and love to share exceptional work on social media. We will show how illustrations and motion graphics work and what best practices visual journalists have developed in their newsrooms. We will also tackle ethical pitfalls. And you will learn what you need to do to produce your own illustrations and explainer videos. This session requires no prior knowledge.