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.
|Title of host publication||Information Visualization in The Era of Innovative Journalism|
|Editors||Carlos Toural-Bran, Ángel Vizoso, Sara Pérez-Seijo, Marta Rodríguez-Castro, María-Cruz Negreira-Rey|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Apr 2020|