Time: July 14, 2011 at 10am to July 15, 2011 at 5pm
Street: 15, Parliament Street
City/Town: New Delhi
Website or Map: http://wan-ifra.org
Event Type: training
Organized By: WAN-IFRA
Latest Activity: May 26, 2011
Visual presentation of news is getting more important in newspapers and magazines. In this golden age of data, visually literate personnel are essential at newsrooms - professionals able to transform abstract, dull or complex data into accessible information in a visual way.
The main elements of visual journalism - text, images and design come together as infographics to create a strong news. Using powerful tools like charts, timelines, maps, scales and relationship diagrams, visual journalists make information clear and useful to the readers. At the same time infographics can provide an extra analysis and context to news readers, revealing patterns or trends missing in the loads of information.
From figurative representations to data driven visualisations, infographics fit into different editorial models and reader targets. Sports, Business, Features, and even Cultural pages include good visual representation of information.
Álvaro Valiño is the rrainer.He is Head of Infographics Department at Público in Madrid, Spain since 2009. He is a winner of more than 20 Malofiej International Infographic Awards and 10 SND awards. He was a member of Malofiej Jury on 2010.
He started his career as Infographic artist, at La Voz de Galicia in 1998. After completing his Masters in Graphic Design from London College of Communication he joined Público in 2007 as an Infographic artist and rose to become the Head of the Infographics Department.