Data Visualization Tools

Jefferson Institute

Date Awarded
07/01/09
Amount
$243,600
Grant Period
07/01/09 to 06/30/10
Focus Area
Journalism & Media Innovation
Initiative
Knight News Challenge

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To create open source tools that make community news and information easy to visualize

As more information becomes available online, the challenge is to easily find, use and make sense of huge amounts of complicated data.

Data visualizations are powerful depictions of abstract information that can reach millions of people by creating clear pictures that effectively communicate what the numbers actually mean. Unfortunately, the tools to create these visual representations are usually too expensive and difficult for smaller news organizations and everyday citizens to use, creating a gap for the future of community journalism.

This grant will create a suite of easy-to-use tools for anyone to use on any standard set of data ranging from government databases to demographics and statistics.

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Project Team

Aaron Presnall

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