Visual Trumpery: Fighting Against Fake Data and Visualizations — From the Left and From the Right

Date/Time
Wednesday
25 Oct 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Location
202 South Hall

Event Type
Non-CSTMS Event

Alberto Cairo
Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the University of Miami

With facts and truth increasingly under assault, many interest groups have enlisted data visualization to support all manner of spin. Because digital images and graphics are inherently sharable and can quickly amplify messages, sifting through the visual information and misinformation is more critical than ever, and creating effective data visualizations without misleading viewers is an important skill for journalists — one that is within your reach, regardless of your background or budget.

The use of graphs, charts, maps, and infographics to explore data and communicate science to the public has become more and more popular among scientists and journalists alike. However, this rise in popularity has not been accompanied by an increasing awareness of the principles and rules that should guide the design of these visualizations. See more here.

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