(Image source) At Visually, we’ve always been big proponents of applying best practices when researching and writing for infographics: from using the best data sources available to crediting those sources properly, and of course, upholding a code of ethics for all creative professionals invovled in the making of an infographic. But even the most solid journalism skills and a distinguished newsroom career may not have prepared you for the unique challenges, goals and collaboration involved in doing research and writing for infographics or data visualizations. We’re proud to announce that we have teamed up with The Knight Digital Media Center at Berkeley to teach a two-day workshop on Writing for Infographics. The workshop will take place on November 19 and 20, 2013, at University of California, Berkeley, North Gate Hall. Participants will:
- Learn to employ best practices for creating descriptive narratives that tell a story with data.
- Create working examples of effective narratives that lead to great infographics.
- Understand the rules of data sourcing and validation.
- Realize the needs of the designer and how to manage the process for effective collaboration with a production team.
The workshop will be led by Visual.ly’s Editorial Director, Aleksandra Todorova, with Drew Skau, Visualization Architect, who will speak about visualization challenges and guidelines. For more details or to register, visit kdmcBerkeley’s website.