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Visualizing the News

Matt Ericson
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

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About this Course

The graphics desk at The New York Times is a team of artists, developers, reporters, cartographers and editors who use story forms ranging, from beautiful and informative data visualizations to imated diagrams, to help readers better understand what’s happening in the world around them. The pieces that result cover topics as broad as the U.S. presidential election, how Japanese nuclear reactors work, the challenges of balancing the federal budget and the remarkable success of New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera.  Learn how graphics editors at The Times report, design, and edit these projects, integrating interactivity with storytelling and clearly explaining the news while engaging and delighting readers.


About the Instructor

ImageMatthew Ericson is the deputy graphics director at The New York Times, where he helps oversee a department of journalists, artists, cartographers and programmers who produce the interactive information graphics for NYTimes.com, as well as all the graphics for the print newspaper. He joined The Times in March 2003 as the national graphics editor and has produced graphics on a wide variety of topics, including the 2004 and 2008 elections, the war in Iraq and dozens of breaking news stories.