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Respect the Reader - News Graphics at The New York Times

Two-day Workshop with Jonathan Corum
Date: November 4–5, 2013
Time: 10:00–19:00
Location: Gestalten Space, Sophie-Gips-Höfe, Sophienstraße 21, 10178 Berlin
Language: English
Limited to 20 participants
Participation Fee:


Jonathan Corum is the science graphics editor at The New York Times. As a member of the Times graphics desk, he designs print and interactive graphics with a focus on clarity, simplicity and elegance.

The two-day workshop will explore the fundamentals of information design through the process of sketching, designing, building, and refining news graphics.

Topics will include research and data gathering, iterative sketching, visual storytelling, data visualization, illustration, and graphic design.

We will practice simplifying, translating, and visually communicating complex information to readers who might be busy or easily distracted. We will discuss print and interactive graphics, and participants will be encouraged to produce a final print graphic.

The workshop will include an overview of several programming tools, including Python, pandas and d3, but no programming will be required.

If you are interested in information design or visual journalism, or would like a better idea of how the Times graphics desk works, please join us in Berlin! This is primarily a design workshop, but editors or journalists with an interest in information graphics are also welcome.

Requirements: Participants should bring their own laptop with Adobe Illustrator installed. Adobe Photoshop is recommended but not required. If you normally draw with a mouse or tablet, please bring that as well.


* Please read the Terms & Conditions before registering. 

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