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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Data visualization in Scandinavian newsrooms : emerging trends in journalistic visualisation practices
Authors: Engebretsen, Martin
Kennedy, Helen
Weber, Wibke
DOI: 10.2478/nor-2018-0007
Published in: NORDICOM Review
Volume(Issue): 39
Issue: 2
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher / Ed. Institution: NORDICOM
ISSN: 1403-1108
Language: English
Subjects: Data Visualization; Visualization Practice; Newsroom Study; Journalism; Datafication
Subject (DDC): 000: Generalities and science
070: News media, journalism and publishing
Abstract: The visualization of numeric data is becoming an important element in journalism. In this article, we present an interview study investigating data visualization practices in Scandinavian newsrooms. Editorial leaders, data journalists, developers and graphic designers in 10 major news organizations in Norway, Sweden and Denmark provide information for the study on a range of issues concerning visualization practices and experiences. The emergence of multi-skilled specialist groups as well as innovation in technology and the ‘mobile first mantra’ are identified as important factors in the fast-developing practices of journalistic data visualization. Elements of tension and negotiation are revealed for issues concerning the role and effect of complex exploratory data visualizations and concerning the role of ordinary journalists in the production of charts and graphs.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY-NC-ND 3.0: Attribution - Non commercial - No derivatives 3.0 Unported
Departement: Applied Linguistics
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Media Studies (IAM)
Appears in collections:Publikationen Angewandte Linguistik

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