Infographics: A Journalist's Guide / Edition 1

Infographics: A Journalist's Guide / Edition 1

by James G. Stovall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205261051

ISBN-13: 9780205261055

Pub. Date: 02/07/1997

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Infographics is the only book to provide description and examples of the proper use of graphic forms to present information.

This book presents an in-depth and straightforward approach to explaining the use of information graphics, offering coverage of a form of communication that is as important as writing. This book examines the development of information

Overview

Infographics is the only book to provide description and examples of the proper use of graphic forms to present information.

This book presents an in-depth and straightforward approach to explaining the use of information graphics, offering coverage of a form of communication that is as important as writing. This book examines the development of information graphics in modern journalism and takes an in-depth and analytical look at all the major graphic forms that journalists use. It categorizes graphics into charts, charts without numbers, maps, type-based graphics, and illustration-based graphics and discusses the sub-categories of each.

For professionals working in the field of journalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205261055
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
02/07/1997
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents



1.  Beyond the Paragraph.

Beyond the Words.

The Graphics Revolution.

Deadlines and the Graphic Journalist.

The Development of Infographics.

Developing an Award-Winning Graphic.

Disadvantages of Graphics.

Do Graphics Help the Reader?

2.  Principles of Graphic Presentation.

Design Principles.

Conventions of Graphics.

The Good Graphic: Tips From the Pros.

Toward the Good Graphic.

Categorizing Infographics.

3.  Chart-Based Graphics.

Representing Numerical Data.

Elements in a Chart.

Bar Charts.

Column Charts.

Line Charts.

The Tyranny of the Alphabet.

Pie Charts.

4.  Maps.

The Modern Map.

Locator Maps.

Data Maps.

Developing a Map File.

Explanatory Maps.

Getting Creative.

5.  Charts Without Numbers.

Process Charts.

Structure Charts.

Time Charts.

Building Charts.

6.  Type-Based Graphics.

Development of Type.

Anatomy of Type.

Type on the Page.

Using Type.

Type as a Graphic Device.

Attention-getting Type.

7.  Illustration-based Graphics.

Purpose of Illustration-based Graphics.

Creating Illustrations.

Profile of a Newspaper Illustrator.

Copyright: Swiping Ideas Without Breaking the Law.

Legal and Ethical Considerations.

8.  Errors and Inaccuracy.

Sources of Error.

Common Practices.

Avoiding Error.

9.  Making Graphics Work.

A General Approach to Developing Graphics.

Developing Graphics.

But My Newspaper is too Small to Have a Graphics Department.

Tips for the SmallNewspaper That Wants to Get Into Graphics.

Procedures.

Principles.

Glossary


Index.

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