Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-19886
Publication type: Book part
Type of review: Editorial review
Title: Exploring narrativity in data visualization in journalism
Authors : Weber, Wibke
et. al : No
DOI : 10.21256/zhaw-19886
Published in : Data Visualization in Society
Editors of the parent work: Engebretsen, Martin
Kennedy, Helen
Pages : 295
Pages to: 311
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Amsterdam University Press
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Amsterdam
ISBN: 978-9-463-72290-2
978-9-048-54313-7
Language : English
Subjects : Data visualization; Society; Narrativity; Journalism
Subject (DDC) : 070: News media, journalism and publishing
Abstract: Many news stories are based on data visualization, and storytelling with data has become a buzzword in journalism. But what exactly does storytelling with data mean? When does a data visualization tell a story? And what are narrative constituents in data visualization? This chapter first defines the key terms in this context: story, narrative, narrativity, showing and telling. Then, it sheds light on the various forms of narrativity in data visualization and, based on a corpus analysis of 73 data visualizations, describes the basic visual elements that constitute narrativity: the instance of a narrator, sequentiality, temporal dimension, and tellability. The paper concludes that understanding how data are transformed into visual stories is key to understanding how facts are shaped and communicated in society.
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/19886
Fulltext version : Published version
License (according to publishing contract) : CC BY-NC-ND 4.0: Attribution - Non commercial - No derivatives 4.0 International
Departement: Applied Linguistics
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Media Studies (IAM)
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