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The Functional Art: An introduction to information graphics and visualization by Alberto Cairo

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Geoff McGhee(Stanford University)

Visualization in Academia

Geoff McGhee works on interactive data visualization and multimedia story-telling at the Bill Lane Center for the American West, a research institute at Stanford University. From 2000 to 2008, he worked as graphics editor, enterprise editor, chief multimedia producer, and video journalist at The New York Times. He has also worked at ABCNews.com and France’s Le Monde. Geoff spent a Knight Fellowship year at Stanford in 2009–2010 researching data visualization, which resulted in the video documentary, “Journalism in the Age of Data.” Geoff received his Master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University in 1999.

All infographics designers and reporters I know are jacks-of-all-trades ...

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