Design/Viz: What to do, and what not to do

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Anna Flagg of The Marshall Project; Lena Groeger of ProPublica; Moiz Syed of ProPublica
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 7 at 9:00am
  • Location: International 6-7
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Good design helps maximize your story's impact by increasing its usability and comprehension. This session covers the basic user experience dos and don'ts for online journalism. We'll include plenty of examples of good and bad design from leading journalism outlets.

This session is good for: anyone who thinks about design and its impact on good journalism.

Speaker Bios

  • Anna Flagg is The Marshall Project's senior data reporter, covering criminal justice topics including immigration, crime, race, policing and incarceration. Her work has been recognized by the Global Editors Network’s Data Journalism Awards, the Society of News Design, and the Information is Beautiful Awards, and she was a finalist for a 2019 Deadline Club Award. @annaflagg

  • Lena Groeger is an investigative journalist and developer at ProPublica, where she makes interactive graphics and writes about design’s real world consequences. She is on the board of the Society for News Design, and has taught classes on design and data visualization at NYU, The New School, CUNY and UC Berkeley. Before joining ProPublica in 2011, Groeger covered health and science at Scientific American and Wired magazine.  @lenagroeger

  • Moiz Syed is a journalist, designer and developer on ProPublica's news apps team, covering the federal government. Previously he worked at The Intercept and the Wikimedia Foundation. @moizsyed

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