Why Charts Matter
|Dates:||24 April 2018|
|Times:||15:00 - 16:30|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Alan Smith OBE|
Alan Smith OBE, Data Visualisation Editor at the Financial Times
The worlds of academia and journalism arguably share one historical publishing trait: the primacy of text over other forms of content. This talk will explain how that convention is being challenged at the Financial Times with a new strategy for data visualisation that aims to bring graphics and words together to create focused, cohesive and memorable stories that result in 'greater than the sum of its parts' journalism. Key elements of the the strategy — standards/best practice, workflow and toolset, skills/training and wider corporate/cultural change will be discussed. Many of the aspects covered will resonate both with academic practitioners and those seeking to develop skills with a view to future career paths.
Join us for this event, which is part of the CMI Afternoon Seminar Series. All welcome. No registration necessary.
The Cathie Marsh Institute (CMI) provides a focal point at The University of Manchester for the application of quantitative methods in interdisciplinary social science research in order to generate a world class research environment.
Alan Smith OBE
Role: Data Visualisation Editor at Financial Times
Organisation: The Financial Times
Travel and Contact Information
Lecture Theatre A