Line charts – they’re not the most glamorous. And yet, they can be used to tell a compelling story about global warming. In this video, I talk about what I consider a modern classic of data journalism, What’s Really Warming the World by Eric Roston and Blacki Migliozzi: how it works, how it’s structured, and why it works so well.
That piece was a key inspiration for a short paper I wrote for EuroVis a few years ago on argument structure for data stories. Watch the video here or head over to YouTube. The latter would be appreciated especially so you can hit the like button, which will help the video get seen by more people.
And as I say in the video, let me know what you think! Post comments here or on YouTube. Do you have other favorite pieces of data journalism?