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Data Visualization in Journalism


Data Visualization in Journalism

Breakfast seminar in MCB Media Lab

Interactive charts, dynamic graphs and zoomable maps can tell important stories and explain complex information.

But what makes data visualization such an effective form of communication? When charts and graphs are used in journalism, many factors influence the way they are produced and read. In addition to all the choices made by designers, developers and journalist, the user's feelings and competences play a major role in how these visuals are understood.


Jill Walker Rettberg (UiB) and Martin Engebretsen (UiA) from the research project "Innovative Data Visualization and Visual-Numeric Literacy" (INDVIL) vil present the latest finding from their research.

Anders G. Eriksen is a data journalist and newsroom developer at Bergens Tidende here in Bergen. He is originally educated as a TV journalist from Volda University College. After spending 12 years in TV 2, Anders turned his coding hobby to full time work. Now he works at the data journalism team at bt.no called "Bord4", and will present how Bergens Tidende are working with Data Visualization.

Date: Tuesday August 28
Time: 08.00-10.00 Breakfast is served from 08.00.
Location: Media City Bergen Media Lab (Tower 3, 9th floor)
Fee: Free admission for members of the media cluster NCE Media // NOK 300 for non-members.

Free admission for members of the media cluster NCE Media

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Media City Bergen has two entrances: Lars Hilles gate 30 and Odd Franzens plass 5.

Entering From Lars Hilles Gate 30:

- Go down the stairs on your right when entering MCB
- Hold right and walk towards the restaurant area until you reach tower 3
- Event staff will guide you to the Media Lab.

Entering From Odd Frantzens Plass:

- Go left when entering MCB
- Walk to the Friends of Food booths, and go to the right towards the restaurant.
- Tower 3 will be on your left, where event staff will guide you to the Media Lab.

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