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Driving emotional impact in data stories with Weiyi Cai (Dawn) from Reuters SG
TALK SYNOPSIS: How do we ensure the data journalism projects we work on have emotional impact? In Dawn's opinion, it's one of the biggest challenges faced by data journalism today. In the past year or so, through the coverage of the latest Rohingya crisis, the Reuters Singapore team had the opportunity to explore some possible answers to that question. Through merging data with visuals, through illustrating numbers and more, they have attempted to tell this emotional story in emotional ways. Dawn will share the work process of some pieces and discuss some ways they tried to make the work more emotionally impactful. ABOUT DAWN: I'm an accidental journalist currently part of the graphics team at Reuters. I design and develop visual storytelling pieces covering news in the Asia Pacific region. I make charts, maps, animations, information graphics and more. Before joining Reuters, I spent a year at The Washington Post working as both a graphics editor and designer.

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