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A Sticky, Engaging, and Valuable Talk on Data Journalism

I’m going to throw a bunch of data at you now. I want to pass along some great information I discovered tonight, but my brain is having trouble getting into a decent writing mode. Regard this as a jumbled bag of nice quality chocolate instead of a nicely laid out tray of nice quality chocolates. OK? 10 Things Paul Bradshaw Learned about Data Journalism My favorite online communication and online journalism group in Denmark invited Paul Bradshaw to speak at a meeting tonight. The talk was entitled “10 things I learned about data journalism”, but I am not going to list all ten items (because I didn’t write them all down). I was trying to listen, learn, absorb, and think. I took home some great resources and a few very nice quotes. The Usual Suspects Let’s start with the resources – people actually. A lineup of Paul Bradshaw’s People…


My Twitter mosaic

Wow. I am becoming a model of one of those people who neglect their blogs for Twitter. Sorry, little blog. I didn’t even blog on my birthday. The fact is – I have too much to do in my life, and I really need to re-evaluate and re-prioritize. While I ponder my life, Twitter skips along. I can access Twitter on my iPhone or on applications on my desktop. The information coming from my Twitter accounts is easily digested. I can follow comments from the sidelines while doing my work, throwing in my own remarks on occasion. I use Twitter for those in-between chunks of time. When I am really bogged down with work or problems, Twitter provides a small glimpse into the real world of my real-life and virtual friends. You could say it is a little reality check with their 140-character comments sharing a joke or reminding me…


Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge

After writing about anatomical illustrations, I stayed in graphic mode and found another great link with a story, thanks to Visuality. The US National Science Foundation is taking submissions between Sept. 28, 2007 and May 31, 2008 for its Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge in each of five categories: photographs, illustrations, informational graphics, interactive media, and non-interactive media. The message is: to improve science literacy and the communication between science “and other citizens” through the use of illustrations. They word it so nicely: Some of science’s most powerful statements are not made in words. From the diagrams of DaVinci to Hooke’s microscopic bestiary, the beaks of Darwin’s finches, Rosalind Franklin’s x-rays or the latest photographic marvels retrieved from the remotest galactic outback, visualization of research has a long and literally illustrious history. To illustrate is, etymologically and actually, to enlighten. Visualization of research is another example of technical communication. STC…

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