From infographics to postinfographics

Ángel Vizoso, Ana Figueiras, Murray Dick

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Infographics, a discipline within the field of information visualization, has been one of the journalistic genres with a further development during the last 20 years. Although infographics were published only in printed newspapers in its beginnings, the technological progress has opened a new stage where a new typology has raised: interactive and/or multimedia infographics, an informative gender truly useful when journalists have to describe complex data. This genre allows users to take the control of their experience thanks to the possibility of interacting with the content, a characteristic that has undergone many changes, mainly due to technical development. In a like manner, the growing availability of data and the increasing speed of production processes in online news media have led verification practices to a greater significance. This chapter addresses the changes that the journalistic genre of infographics has experienced from their integration in the printed newspaper until the most technological ways of interactive visualizations. Finally, future steps for this discipline will be discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Visualization in The Era of Innovative Journalism
EditorsCarlos Toural-Bran, Ángel Vizoso, Sara Pérez-Seijo, Marta Rodríguez-Castro, María-Cruz Negreira-Rey
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780367809638
ISBN (Print)9780367360498
Publication statusPublished - 21 Apr 2020


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