Developments in Infographics

Authored by: Murray Dick

The Routledge Companion to Digital Journalism Studies

Print publication date:  October  2016
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138887961
eBook ISBN: 9781315713793
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315713793-50

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Abstract

Infographics are a constant presence in media today. They adorn the pages of national and regional newspapers around the world; they are popular across quality, mid-market, and tabloid formats, and they are routinely found in our television news. They are especially popular online, where freely available software makes it possible for anyone to create slick-looking charts. It has been suggested that news stories with infographics can generate up to 30 times more pageviews than stories without (So, 2012). The search term ‘infographic’ has been steadily rising in popularity since 2009, and is predicted to continue rising beyond 2015 (Google.co.uk, 2015).

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