This article was published on December 16, 2010

The Age of the Infographic: The Guardian Launches Its “Data Journalism” Site Today


The Age of the Infographic: The Guardian Launches Its “Data Journalism” Site Today
Courtney Boyd Myers
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Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups gr Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups grow internationally. Previously, she was the Features Editor and East Coast Editor of TNW covering New York City startups and digital innovation. She loves magnets + reading on a Kindle. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter @CBM and .

Who doesn’t love infographics? Today, The Guardian, a British national daily newspaper and website launches its “Data journalism” site as a new way to visualize content and understand the news.

[Journalism is] going to be about poring over data and equipping yourself with the tools to analyse it and picking out what’s interesting. And keeping it in perspective, helping people out by really seeing where it all fits together, and what’s going on in the country. Tim Berners-Lee

Visualizing data is so much easier and more pleasurable than poring over paragraphs of description or even worse- spreadsheets. But they take a lot of work, both in data gathering and in design. It’s fantastic that the Guardian is dedicated an entire site to this effort. Its site will include “key data of the day,” their “pick of the data blogosphere,” world government data and featured apps.

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