Cover of: Infographics | James Glen Stovall

Infographics

a journalist's guide

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Published by Allyn and Bacon in Boston .
Written in English.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii
Chapter 1 Beyond the paragraph 1
Beyond the words 4
The graphics revolution 4
Deadlines and the graphic journalist 7
The development of infographics 9
Developing an award-winning graphic 13
Disadvantages of graphics 14
Do graphics help the reader? 15
Chapter 2 Principles of graphic presentation 19
Design principles 20
Conventions of graphics 26
The good graphic: tips from the pros 30
Toward the good graphic 31
Categorizing infographics 33
Chapter 3 Chart-based graphics 35
Representing numerical data 36
Elements in a chart 37
Bar charts 41
Column charts 47
Line charts 50
The tyranny of the alphabet 55
Pie charts 56
Chapter 4 Maps 61
The modern map 63
Locator maps 65
Developing a map file 69
Explanatory maps 75
Getting creative 77
Chapter 5 Charts without numbers 79
Process charts 80
Structure charts 82
Time charts 87
Building charts 90
Chapter 6 Type-based charts 93
Development of type 93
Anatomy of type 98
Type on the page 100
Using type 102
Type as a graphic device 106
Attention-getting type 114
Chapter 7 Illustration-based graphics 117
Purpose of illustration-based graphics 120
Creating illustrations 127
Profile of a newspaper illustrator 129
Copyright: swiping ideas without breaking the law 131
Legal and ethical considerations 132
Chapter 8 Errors and inaccuracy 137
Sources of error 140
Common practices 145
Avoiding error 152
Chapter 9 Making graphics work 153
A general approach to developing graphics 154
Developing graphics 155
But my newspaper is too small to have a graphics department 156
Tips for the small newspaper that wants to get into graphics 157
Procedures 161
Principles 162
Glossary 163
Index 173

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Library of Congress
NC970 .S82 1997

The Physical Object

Pagination
viii, 176 p. :
Number of pages
176

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL756725M
Internet Archive
infographicsjour00stov
ISBN 10
0205261051
LC Control Number
97152565
Library Thing
1170887
Goodreads
1706507

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