Exploring the Stories Behind the Data

A session at Strata 2012

Thursday 1st March, 2012

4:50pm to 5:30pm (PST)

A story on the U.S. Census will tell the broad themes behind the data and use people to exemplify those themes. But what every reader also wants to know answers to more specific questions: How did my community change? What happened where I live, in my neighborhood? And being able to provide those answers through an interactive visualization is what story-telling through the data is all about. A story or report on a subject by its very nature summarizes the underlying data. But readers may have questions specific to a time, date or place. Visualizing the data and providing effective, targeted ways to drill deeper is key to giving the reader more than just the story. The visualization can enhance and deepen the experience. Cheryl Phillips will discuss data visualization strategies to do just that, providing examples from The Seattle Times and other journalism organizations.

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Cheryl Phillips

Data Enterprise Editor, The Seattle Times

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Strata 2012

United States United States, Santa Clara

28th February to 1st March 2012

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Time 4:50pm5:30pm PST

Date Thu 1st March 2012


Ballroom AB, Santa Clara Convention Center

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