Data Journalism Broken Down: What we do with the data before you see it

Before a dataset results in a data journalism story, there’s a whole process of sifting and finessing and generally sorting the data out. The split is roughly 70% tidying up the data, 30% doing the fun stuff of visualising and presenting it. So, how do we get through that 70%?
Guardian graphic artist Mark McCormick has helped us visualise that process. So, yes, this is a graphic about how we produce data that often results in, er, graphics. A data visualisation about data visualisations, if you will.

—Via Guardian UK

 

Data Journalism Broken Down: What we do with the data before you see it

Before a dataset results in a data journalism story, there’s a whole process of sifting and finessing and generally sorting the data out. The split is roughly 70% tidying up the data, 30% doing the fun stuff of visualising and presenting it. So, how do we get through that 70%?

Guardian graphic artist Mark McCormick has helped us visualise that process. So, yes, this is a graphic about how we produce data that often results in, er, graphics. A data visualisation about data visualisations, if you will.

—Via Guardian UK

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