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Alberto Cairo
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We mustn't simplify stories; we must clarify them
We journalists and visual designers are fond of averages and other simple summary statistics. There's good reasons for that: We want to inform the public as quickly and efficiently as possible. The challenge is that speed and efficiency often go against eac...
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Empower the graphics team in your organization
There was a time when graphics desks at most news organizations were “service” departments. They took “orders” from reporters and editors —the only professionals considered true journalists in the newsroom— and they didn't participate in decisions related t...
There was a time when graphics desks at most news organizations were “service” departments. They took “orders” from reporters and editors —the only professionals considered true journalists in the newsroom— and they didn't pa...
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Visualization video tutorials
In the first few pages of The Truthful Art I promised that this website would offer video tutorials describing how some graphics in the book were made. It's taken me a while, but I've finally finished putting together the series. You can find it on the Tuto...
In the first few pages of The Truthful Art I promised that this website would offer video tutorials describing how some graphics in the book were made. It's taken me a while, but I've finally finished putting together the ser...
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August 2016 readings
A while ago I began listing all books I read, thinking that some of you may find it useful to discover interesting stuff. I had to discontinue that project because I needed time to finish my own The Truthful Art . I recently decided to resume it. I'll try t...
A while ago I began listing all books I read, thinking that some of you may find it useful to discover interesting stuff. I had to discontinue that project because I needed time to finish my own The Truthful Art. I recently d...
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Just a brief note to bring your attention to this interactive graphic by the Washington Post's  Kevin Uhrmacher and Chiqui Esteban . It's a dot plot comparing the results of their latest poll with past presidential elections, and it's very nice. Bubble size...
Just a brief note to bring your attention to this interactive graphic by the Washington Post's Kevin Uhrmacher and Chiqui Esteban. It's a dot plot comparing the results of their latest poll with past presidential elections, a...
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The news designer skill set
I continue working on the-project-that-must-not-be-named . I'm currently analyzing several interviews with news graphics professionals and I keep finding many quotes worth saving. Here's Washington Post's Kat Downs on the skills she looks for when hiring fo...
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Empower the graphics team in your organization
There was a time when graphics desks at most news organizations were “service” departments. They took “orders” from reporters and editors —the only professionals considered true journalists ,— and they didn't participate in decisions related to content. If ...
There was a time when graphics desks at most news organizations were “service” departments. They took “orders” from reporters and editors —the only professionals considered true journalists,— and they didn't participate in de...
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Talking about infographics
The other day I spoke with Emily Kund and Matt Francis for their Tableau Wanna Be podcast . It was a fun and relaxed conversation about data, visualization, infographics —and Game of Thrones!
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Visualization and infographics video tutorials
In the first few pages of The Truthful Art I promised that this website would offer some video tutorials describing how some graphics in the book were made. It's taken me a while, but I've finally finished putting together the series. You can find it on the...
In the first few pages of The Truthful Art I promised that this website would offer some video tutorials describing how some graphics in the book were made. It's taken me a while, but I've finally finished putting together th...
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Getting ready for the Digital Humanities + Data Journalism Symposium
Our Digital Humanities + Data Journalism Symposium is only 3 weeks away. More than 100 people have signed up, so there's still room, if you can make it. If you're coming from outside Miami, you have until Friday —only two days!— to reserve a room at the Son...
Our Digital Humanities + Data Journalism Symposium is only 3 weeks away. More than 100 people have signed up, so there's still room, if you can make it. If you're coming from outside Miami, you have until Friday —only two day...
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Download the Datasaurus: Never trust summary statistics alone
This tweet has quickly become the most popular I've ever written. I drew that dinosaur with this fantastic tool  created by Robert Grant , a statistician and visualization designer. It lets you plot any points on a scatter plot and then download the corresp...
This tweet has quickly become the most popular I've ever written. I drew that dinosaur with this fantastic tool created by Robert Grant, a statistician and visualization designer. It lets you plot any points on a scatter plot...
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Visualization office hours with Google
A month ago I announced a monthly live “office hours” feature with the Google News Lab. We've done two already. You can see them here:  1 , 2 . This is a series of informal conversations in which I talk about visualization, infographics, and data journalism...
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Infographics director. Information graphics and visualization teacher/consultant: www.elartefuncional.com www.visualopolis.com www.albertocairo.com
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Information graphics and visualization teacher and director. www.elartefuncional.com , www.visualopolis.com , www.albertocairo.com Interested in visual presentation, cognitive psychology, and science in general
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