Well, my week of data and story posts has come to an end. And today I head off to Pamplona, Spain for what I expect will be an incredible and exhausting week at the Malofiej Infographic World Summit. I’ll be part of an incredible panel of judges reviewing hundreds of infographics and visualizations from the past year, and then on Thursday I’ll deliver my talk about data and stories. The posts I’ve posted this week were drawn from my research preparing for that talk (you can also watch a shorter version of that talk here).
As I wrap up the week of blog posts and podcasts (though more podcasts on story yet to come), I thought it might be useful to provide my list of books, blogs, videos, podcasts, news articles, and other links I used in my process of researching the concept of data and stories (though perhaps this is most useful for me, to have these resources organized and listed).
This list is by absolutely no means exhaustive, but it’s where I started my work. Please feel free to add more in the comments below, or send them to me via email or on Twitter.
Read the full series:
1: What is Story?
2: Story Structure
3: Applying Data to Story Structure
4: The Storytellers
Data Storytelling: 4 Common Myths Debunked, Mary Grace Glascott
Story structure—the hidden framework that hangs your story together, Gavin McMahon, Presentation Guru
Kurt Vonnegut Diagrams the Shape of All Stories in a Master’s Thesis Rejected by U. Chicago
Data Storytelling: Separate Fiction from Facts, Brent Dykes, Forbes
The Seven Basic Plots (review)
Data Humanism, the Revolution will be Visualized, Giorgia Lupi, Accurat Studio
How stories are told around the world, Amy S. Choi, TED
How to Engage the Audience When Your Data is the Story, Jude Barak, Presentation Guru
Annotation, narrative, and storytelling in infographics and visualization, Alberto Cairo, The Functional Art
Stories Are Gateways Into Worlds, Robert Kosara, Eagereyes
Implied Stories (and Data Vis), Ghostweather R&D Blog, Lynn Cherny
The role of stories in data storytelling, Shawn Callahan, Anecdote
Why you should master the art of storytelling, Masters in Communication
Ditch the grammar and teach children storytelling instead, Tim Lott
7 Story Structures Any Writer Can Use, Jerry Jenkins
Is Your Data Story Actually A Story?, Joshua Smith
Image: Giorgia Lupi
How the stories of Native American youths made Obama cry in the Oval Office, Sari Horwitz and Katie Zezima, Washington Post
For so many Americans, Obamacare offered career freedom. A repeal could take that away. Sarah Kliff, Vox
Why Obamacare enrollees voted for Trump, Sarah Kliff, Vox
Where the Berliners really come from, Berline Morgenpost
Trump’s Travel Ban is Wreaking Havoc on Families, Especially Those With Valid Visas, Charles Ornstein, Terry Parris Jr. and Marcelo Rochabrun, ProPublica
United States? A snapshot of Trump’s America on Day One, Leslie Caimi, David Montgomery, Marcia Davis, Tal Abbady, Washington Post
Snow Fall, John Branch, New York Times
Image: Washington Post
Podcasts and Audio
Do high-deductible plans make the health care system better? Dan Gorenstein, NPR
Visual Storytelling with Alberto Cairo and Robert Kosara, Data Stories podcast, Episode #35
Infographics, or on Infographics
Juan Velasco Talks Infographics, Gestalten
XKCD on climate change
When Does an Infographic Say More Than a Thousand Words? Yael de Haan
Amanda Cox, OpenVisConf Opening Keynote
Be suspicious of simple stories, Tyler Cowen, TEDxMidAtlantic
Everyone around you has a story the world needs to hear, Dave Isay, TED2015
Most Shocking Second a Day Video, Save Syria’s Children
New Lab Data Visualization Round Up with Alberto Cairo, July 2016
Academic Papers (updated April 13, 2017)
Dahlstromm, Michael F. 2014. “Using narratives and storytelling to communicate science with nonexpert audiences.” PNAS, Vol. 111 (September 16).
Glasser, Matthew F., et al. “A multi-modal parcellation of human cerebral cortex.” Nature (2016).
Hillier, Ann, Ryan P. Kelly, and Terrie Klinger. 2016. “Narrative Style Influences Citation Frequency in Climate Change Science.” PLoS ONE, 11(12).
Kelly, Ryan P., Sarah R. Coooley, and Terrie Klinger. 2014. “Narratives Can Motivate Environmental Action: The Whiskey Creek Ocean Acidification Story.” Ambio, 43(5): 592-599.
Katz, Yarden. 2013. “Against storytelling of scientific results.” Nature Methods 10.
Kosara, Robert and Jock Mackinlay. “Storytelling: The Next Step for Visualization.”
Krzywinski, Martin and Alberto Cairo. 2013. “Points of View: Storytelling.” Nature Methods 10.
Ma, Kwan-Liu, Isaac Liao, Jennifer Frazier, Helwig Hauser, and Helen-Nicol Kostis. “Scientific Storytelling using Visualization.”