Learn the fundamentals of customized data-visualization when you create your own charts in adobe Illustrator — a must-have skill on graphics and interactives teams at any major news organization. In this hands-on, five-week module, students will produce news graphics in Illustrator and use the New York Times tool, ai2html, to make their charts ready for desktop and mobile. Static graphics are produced for analysis and for the web in newsrooms everyday. Illustrator is the industry-standard tool for creating charts for fast-turnaround stories. Hiring managers for graphics and interactive teams on newsrooms expect even intern-level hires to be capable of using adobe tools to make production-ready charts.
Prerequisites: Data Journalism 1