Introduction to data visualization

Data visualization, often referred to as data viz, is a growing area within online journalism. Great data-viz presentations are created by programmers and designers. Most of us are neither. What matters is that we understand some of the possibilities.

On Tuesday, Meg Heckman will lead us in a hands-on data-viz exercise. Today I would like to open class with a brief demonstration of a few data-viz resources to get you thinking about the possibilities.


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