posts about or somewhat related to ‘Data Visualization’
We’ve pulled together a number of opportunites for journalists that have deadlines looming. Apply now for these grants, scholarships and training opportunities.
The International Women’s Media Foundation will award three $20,000 grants to entrepreneurial women journalists to help them launch their own digital media start-ups. Deadline is Jan. 25, 2013. Apply here.
The Alexia Foundation, which supports photojournalists documenting humanitarian and social justice issues, is offering grants to students who produce still photos and multimedia projects and to professional photographers. Deadline is Jan. 18, 2013 for professionals and Feb. 1, 2013 for students.
J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism and the McCormick Foundation are accepting applications for the McCormick New Media Women Entrepreneurs award, which will provide four women-led media projects with $14,000 each. Applications are due by Jan. 23, 2013. Apply here.
Workshops and trainings
“Nobody was born a successful media titan. They developed a set of skills that allowed them to succeed.” The Maynard Media Academy at Nieman Foundation at Harvard University, which trains media entrepreneurial leadership and management, is accepting applicants for 2013. Participants attend two sessions, in January and March, 2013, to develop their business and leadership skills. Tuition is $3,5000 and applications are due by Dec. 31. Apply here.
Get an introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization with a free online course offered by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. The six-week course runs from Jan. 12 through Feb. 23, 2013. Sign up.
American Press Institute’s Transformation Tour is a series of workshops on digital skills for journalists. If you register in December, the cost is only $100 — that goes up to $200 in 2013. The next session, on Transformational Communities, will focus on connecting news organizations to their digital communities and increasing engagement. The session, led by Chuck Peters of the Gazette Co. and Jeff Sonderman of Poynter Institute, is Dec. 7 in Arlington, Va. Register here.
Opportunities for students
AP is now accepting applications for its global news internship program. AP will accept as many as 20 interns for summer 2013. The program, open to full-time students and recent college graduates, places interns throughout the U.S. and in Jerusalem, Johannesburg, London, Mexico City, Moscow, New Delhi, Rome, Sao Paulo, Seoul and Tokyo. Visit AP.org for information on how to apply.
Students can win a $5,000 scholarship by participating in Free to Tweet, a celebration of First Amendment rights funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and organized by 1 for All. High school and college students can participate through Dec. 15 by tweeting their support for their favorite First Amendment freedom with #FreetoTweet.
See more opportunities on journalists.org.
FJP: We often get messaged about where to look for such opportunities. These are great programs. Apply away.
There are a few things evolving side by side that will influence how visualizations will look a few years from now. First, although visualization has been a research topic for quite some time now, I still see new approaches being developed not only in academia but also by practitioners working in the industry. Second, the constantly improving computing power and the adoption of new technology allow for more complex, engaging, and connected visualizations to spread quickly over the web. Third, the vast amount of data being produced every day demands increasingly sophisticated tools for exploration, evaluation, and communication. To come by the increasing load of data, visualizations will need to scale in terms of performance, density, and interactivity.
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