Data Visualisation for Journalists

Hacks/Hackers Dublin
Hacks/Hackers Dublin
Public group

University College Dublin

· Dublin 4

How to find us

Room D201, Newman building You can search for the Newman building at UCD on Google map, and it brings you to the main entrance. Newman building is quite a large building, but it is decently signed. D201 is on the second floor in 'D' area.

Location image of event venue


Hacks/Hackers Dublin in collaboration with UCD Data Journalism Studio are running a workshop on data visualisation tools for journalists. The session will be at the beginner level and suited for anyone interested in using data visualisation tools in their day-to-day reporting.

The session will focus on two tools that are easy to get to grips with for beginners: Flourish and Timeline JS.

Flourish is a data visualisation platform that makes it easy for journalists to produce interactive visuals for their stories, from a simple bar chart and maps to sophisticated data visualisations, based on a number of different templates.

Timeline JS is an open-source tool for building interactive timelines.

You are also invited to visit UCD iSchool's Information Design exhibition at the end of this session.

Who’s facilitating?
Aoife Ryan-Christensen is a digital editor with and a Data Journalism student at UCD.

Nora-Ide McAuliffe is a digital production journalist with The Irish Times and a Data Journalism student at UCD.