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How Data Journalists Deliver Data Stories


The past few years have been rife with data stories. Whether it is the Covid-19 pandemic, election results, or financial news, data journalists have democratized insights with rich visual imagery and fact-based reporting.

In this fire-side chat, data journalists Betsy Ladyzhets, Kimberly Herrington, and Michelle McGhee, outline how they develop data stories, best practices for communicating data insights with wider audiences, tips on effective data visualization, and how data storytelling can be a tool to drive data literacy.

Key Takeaways

  • Best practices communicating data with a wide audience with different levels of data literacy

  • How to effectively, and responsibly craft a narrative around data stories

  • How data storytelling can advance an organization’s data culture

Kimberly Herrington Headshot
Kimberly Herrington

Senior Analyst, Data Leadership, Organization & Culture @ Forrester

Michelle McGhee Headshot
Michelle McGhee

Journalist Engineer @ The Pudding

Betsy Ladyzhets Headshot
Betsy Ladyzhets

Independent data journalist focused on COVID-19 and Founder of the COVID-19 Data Dispatch

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