A Practical Guide to Graphics Reporting: Information Graphics for Print, Web & Broadcast

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Taylor & Francis, 2006 - Computers - 186 pages
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A Practical Guide to Graphics Reporting explains all of the most important skills and theoretical considerations for creating diagrams, charts, maps, and other forms of information graphics intended to provide readers with valuable visual and textual news and information.

Research and writing skills as they relate to graphics reporting are explained, as well as illustration techniques for maps and diagrams, rules for creating basic charts and diagrams, and the various types of uses for maps in graphics reporting.

While other texts related to these topics may address similar skill sets, A Practical Guide to Graphics Reporting uniquely teaches these skills in the context of journalistic storytelling and visual reporting.

Newspapers, magazines, online publications, and various other media employ information graphics reporters. Studying this text in conjunction with instruction in journalistic visual storytelling prepares you to enter this field. This text offers a solid foundation for print and online graphics reporters and helps beginners and professionals alike become better, well-rounded visual communicators.

While other texts related to these topics may address similar skill sets, A Practical Guide to Graphics Reporting uniquely teaches these skills in the context of journalistic storytelling and visual reporting.

Newspapers, magazines, online publications, and various other media employ information graphics reporters. Studying this text in conjunction with instruction in journalistic visual storytelling prepares you to enter this field. This text offers a solid foundation for print and online graphics reporters and helps beginners and professionals alike become better, well-rounded visual communicators.

*Teaches the foundational skills every graphics reporter must learn to create engaging graphics
*Each chapter includes interviews with experts and professionals in the field of graphics reporting and news design
*CD-ROM provides more depth with examples of interactive, animated information graphics
 

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This book is actually more suited for beginners although experts might learn a few things too.
It covers all the aspect of creating graphics for news reporting, on how to effectively tell a story
on its own or complement the news. There are lessons on using multimedia graphics, doing research, understanding ethics, designing information graphics, creating maps and tables, analyzing statistics.
There are numerous case studies and interviews included to relate back to the real world. The interviews are really useful. There's nothing like learning from the pros.
If you like this book, you should also check out the rare Malofiej series of infographics books. They all contain interviews and tons of infographics examples.
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Contents

How Different Media Use Graphics
23
CHAPTER THREE Research Writing for Graphics Reporting
49
CHAPTER FOUR Ethics Graphics Reporting
69
CHAPTER FIVE Designing Information Graphics
83
CHAPTER SIX Cartography for Journalists
101
CHAPTER SEVEN Charts Tables TextBased Graphics
125
Statistical Data Displays
143
CHAPTER NINE Diagrams Illustrative Graphics
153
Appendix A
169
Glossary
175
Index
183
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