People think that because we’re journalism majors, we’re afraid of numbers. We are not afraid of numbers. And those of us who are not good at math, well, we give them calculators. Because numbers are necessary for journalism, and data are like our holy grail—they verify a story, they drive a story, and they can be their own story.
In my time at the Infographics desk for the Columbia Missourian, I used maps, graphs, and by the numbers to tell stories for print and web. I worked with interactives and compiled a full-page story on Millennial voting trends—told entirely through data.
The rest of my infographics were published in online and in the print edition of the Columbia Missourian. Below are the links to the online stories published with my infographics:
- Head injuries in Missouri High School sports
- Recycling in Columbia
- Electric Transmission Line: Option B
- Reported cases of the Zika virus in the U.S.
- The long, strenuous history of the farmers market pavilion
- Low percentage of black faculty
- Black Faculty at MU: By the Numbers
- Downtown surveillance cameras will not be maintained