Week 9: Infographics, Word Clouds, Google Maps

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Thee are many tools that have been created for do-it-yourself creation of visual journalism (infographics, word clouds and maps), ranging from complex ones to simple ones.

We will get an overview of the area and learn how to use some tools. In our last full week of class before we finish up on final projects, we’ll cover three areas of visual journalism.

Monday: Infographics – Piktochart is an web-based graphic creator that uses HTML5 to allow you to create an infographic on the fly.

Wednesday: Word Clouds – How to create a topical word cloud, using a free online tool known as Wordle.

Clark College - Wordle

Friday: Google Maps – How to create a basic locator map in Google Maps and Google Map Engine, web-based solutions.


Clark College - Google Maps

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