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Berkeley Advanced Media Institute: Using Color in Data Visualization

Color in Data Visualization: Why Less is More
From Toward Data Science.

Turning a spreadsheet into an HTML table.

NOTE: Need help with those stats? Find resources in The Journalist’s Toolbox Math for Journalists page.


Data Visualisation Catalogue
Use templates to design and develop graphics using custom dashboards, reports and data extracts.
Build simple interactive charts and graphics with this browser-based tool.

Google Flourish
Turn spreadsheets into responsive visualizations, maps, interactives and more.

Journalist Studio
A deep collection of data viz tools from Google.

Google Public Data Explorer
Create interactive graphics using U.S. Census and other public data. No coding skills needed.

For more training videos, visit our YouTube page.

A great all-in-one data viz tool. Scrape, sort, filter and design graphics in this free tool. Video on how it works.

Workbench Github Page: Tips

RStudio makes R easier to use. It includes a code editor, debugging and visualization tools.

Python is an interpreted, object-oriented, high-level programming language with dynamic semantics. Its high-level built-in data structures, combined with dynamic typing and dynamic binding, make it very attractive for development, as well as for use as a scripting or glue language to connect existing components together.

First Python Notebook Course
A step-by-step guide to analyzing data with Python and the Jupyter Notebook.

Jupyter Notebook
Open-source software, open-standards, and services for interactive computing across dozens of programming languages.

Datawrapper: What Questions to Ask When Creating Charts

Create interactive charts for your websites.

Open-source graphics tool launched by Microsoft November 2020.

Build static or interactive graphics with this tool.
Basic interactive and static infographic maker. Good for making stand-alone charts, too.

Chart-making tool.

Create cool charts and visuals.
Basic interactive and static infographic maker.
Basic interactive and static infographic maker.

Tik Tok Vertical Timeline Tool

Great static graphics in this free, browser-based tool.

Create simple interactive charts in your browser.

Upload data and build charts in this browser interface.
Drupal-based embeddable modules.
Create charts, infographics, timelines, presentations and more. Set up a free account in seconds

Tableau Public: Watch this training video playlist to learn how to build a COVID-19 dashboard in Tableau and add a filter. For more training videos, visit our YouTube page.
The missing link between spreadsheets and data viz.

Berkeley Advanced Media Institute: Using Color in Data Visualization

Color in Data Visualization: Why Less is More
From Toward Data Science.
Build interactive data visualizations and dashboards for the web.

Create interactive charts with a Javascript library.

Browser-based infographic-making tool.

Create and publish interactive, branded and responsive data visualizations for engaging visual storytelling. Used by newsrooms over the world. Powerful built-in accessibility support to reach out to an even bigger audience.

Vega Data Visualization Program

For more training videos, visit our YouTube page.

Timeline JS
Free, open-source tool helps you build interactive timelines.

Quickly make charts, graphs, etc.

Design tool for social media posts, slides, infographics and other visual elements.

Figma helps teams create, test, and ship better designs from start to finish.

Create, prototype, collaborate, and bring your ideas to life with the design platform used by over one million people — from freelancers, to the world’s largest teams.

Simple responsive charts. Will change the way the data is displayed based on the size screen it’s being viewed on.
Infographic and presentation tool that offers free and paid versions.

Sprites Infographic Tool
Free tools for creating animated infographics.
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Allows you to reverse engineer analysis/visualizations in order to potentially take them in new directions.

Google: The Common Knowledge Project
Explore, visualize, and share data about important issues in your local community. Create your own chart from billions of public data points.

Google: Pinpoint
Explore and analyze large collections of documents. It’s easy and free.

From Quartz, a simple, browser-based chart tool.

APM Research Lab: Voter Profile Tools
The latest available data on the demographic and economic characteristics of the potential electorate—from education and poverty levels, to racial and immigrant make-up, and much more.

Build visual quizzes.

Angular-based charting framework. a live-updating webapp enabling the creation of basic charts from spreadsheet data. Charts can currently be saved in SVG or PNG. Via

Twitter “Everyday Moments” Advertising Tool

Create simple moodboards.

AM Charts and Maps
Build great data visualizations with Javascript.

Build searchable databases and embedded tables.

Build searchable databases and embedded tables.

For more training videos, visit our YouTube page.

Web-based data visualization tool.

Build collaborative flowcharts and graphics.

Tool to graph reader sentiment.

Simple, clean and engaging charts for designers and developers.

Build cool interactive charts.

Cool data visualization tool. Build in your browser.

Beautiful News Daily
Collection of uplifting charts and visualizations. In a bad mood? Check these out.

Github Data Visualization Tools Collection

A data viz development platform.
Tool for building data visualizations on mobile.

Docubase Storytelling Tools
Resources from MIT.

PBS MediaShift: Data Storytelling to Engage Readers
Another cool infographic, browser-based tool.

Build infographics and simple charts. Combines some of the elements of Datawrapper and

Build cool infographics from templates. Allows for some interactive embeds. Good teaching tool.

Canvas JS
Build HTML 5 and JavaScript charts.

Forio Contour
Build interactive Javascript charts.

For more training videos, visit our YouTube page.

Tablesaw: Build Responsive Tables

Platform to build interactive stories.

Build cool timelines. In 3D!

Spicy Nodes

Visualization tool without code.

A low-cost data crunching tool that can be used to cheaply process paper forms into digital data. Graphic Design Tool

Visual, technical analysis and charting library built on D3.
Charts and graphs. Templates or start from scratch

A more advanced business tool for creating mobile visualizations.

Interactive visualization tool.

Create 3D animations.

Visualize Free
Upload a data set from a spreadsheet to this free tool for charts, maps, diagrams, etc with a drag and drop designer.

Raw Graphs
Static visualization creation tool.

Knight Lab Tools Page
Links to current tools along with those in beta. Tools like StoryMap, Timeline JS, Juxtapose and more.

Turning a spreadsheet into an HTML table.
Add search functionality to an HTML table.

For more training videos, visit our YouTube page.

Paul Bradshaw: Angles for Your Next Data Story

Build simple charts with this free, static, browser-based tool from Financial Times.

Mind-mapping data viz tool.

The Next Web: The 14 Best Data Visualization Tools

Build maps, data viz and charts using this tool. Has some data sets built into it.

Google Data GIF Maker
Use animation to show percentages, Trends breakdowns, etc. Export as high or low-res. Great for attaching to social media posts.

SVG patterns for data visualization projects.

Create Javascript charts.

Google AutoDraw
Draw on this interface and Google uses AI and machine learning to create logos and icons. Great for creating your own icons for maps.

Datavized and supported by the Google News Initiative, is a straightforward tool to sonify a dataset. Upload your data, select the metric, speed, and instrument, and you get a tune output.

Global Investigative Journalism Network: Data Journalism Tools
A comprehensive list of data tools.

Tuesday Tech Tools: Data Visualization Resources

Free or cheap data tools for newsrooms


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