Illo by Diana Quach. She’s great.

Don’t Teach Data Journalism Without Teaching Mobile-First Design

Twice in two weeks, Columbia Journalism School has demonstrated that a) it considers data journalism to be a crucial part of journalism’s future but b) that it still doesn’t get how vital design thinking for data journalism to work on the medium where it will be consumed.

Same data, mobile-first

After six months leading our charge into data journalism and visualisation at Vocativ, my two main goals remain the same:

Help more journalists understand how to tell stories with data

You’d be surprised how often horizontal bars win out.
Make one point well, visually, and you win.

VP of Media Ops @WWE. Priors: @cbsnews @storyful @vocativ @metroUK // ‘Ask not for whom the web trolls, it trolls for thee’ //

VP of Media Ops @WWE. Priors: @cbsnews @storyful @vocativ @metroUK // ‘Ask not for whom the web trolls, it trolls for thee’ //