Topics in Data Journalism

Custom Data Graphics on Deadline with Illustrator

Course Details

Static graphics are produced for analysis and for the web in newsrooms every day. Adobe 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.

In this hands-on, five-week module, students will produce news graphics in Adobe Illustrator and use the New York Times tool, ai2html, to make their charts ready for desktop and mobile.

At the end of the module, you will have the fundamentals to build customized data-visualization to create your own charts in Adobe Illustrator — a must-have skill on graphics and interactive teams at any major news organization.