Data Journalism Standards

Hello Data Visualizers!

Since our unexpectedly successful "Data Journalism" event last November we've been looking to continue in that vein. April 10th we're happy to present Amy Cesal of Sunlight Foundation and Maureen Linke of USA Today in "Data Journalism Standards". 

Ever notice some organizations' visualizations consistently have a finish that distinguish them from amateur sites? Wonder how they not only do it once, but consistently, every time, over time? Let's explore Sunlight Foundation's Data Visualization Style Guide, USA Today's dataviz practices and recent projects, and general best practices behind this professional consistency.


Data Community DC is happy to present our Educational Partners: 

• (Use code 'DC2' and receive 15% off all courses)

• General Assembly (Launch your career in data science with this intensive 11week course)

Data Community DC is happy to present our Partnership with Arlington Economic Development, TandemNSI, and Amplifier Ventures. We have two upcoming events we hope you'll enjoy:

• Our first co-hosted event, organized by DSDC, Monday, March 24 at Artisphere

• TandemNSI's Deal Day, helping build your company and market products with a focus on the local plethora of national security agencies. Use code 'DCDC' and receive 25% off.

Stay Tuned: Data Viz Workshops featuring local practitioners.

If you or your organization would like to donate or sponsor, please feel free to reach us through meetup, @DataVizDC, @DataCommunityDC, or [masked]

Sponsors: Cloudera, SynglyphX,, General Assembly, Continuum Analytics, TandemNSI


• 6:30 - Doors open, networking 

• 7:00 - Introductions & Announcement

• 7:15  - Maureen Linke

• 7:45 - Amy Cesal

• 8:10 - Q&A

• 8:45pm - Data Drinks @ Washington Post!


Amy Cesal is a designer at the Sunlight Foundation, a nonprofit that focuses on making government more transparent and accountable through data, tools, policy and journalism. She works in-house on everything from designing and coding websites to wayfinding. She also works with a team of data analysts to create data visualizations and help tell stories with data. 

Maureen Linke is a developer on the Interactive Applications team for USA TODAY/ Gannett Digital where  she creates engaging and informative data-driven news applications, graphics and multimedia narrative stories. She works in collaboration with other designers, developers and data journalists to tell stories with data and create tools for other Gannett journalists.​ 

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