PowerPoint 02: How to Use Shapes and Transitions to See the Story
See the Story: Microsoft trainer Bill Monroe teaches you how to use shapes, transitions, morph and more in this walkthrough of PowerPoint. Excellent details for improving your decks.
Your handy guide to Presto in production
The updated figures are below. The grand total is $242K, or $20K per period. It works out to $101 per paycheck for those involved.
PowerPoint 01: Storytelling with PowerPoint
Learn how to create a slide deck from a template and add basic content, speaker notes and launch your slideshow. Learn PowerPoint uses and tour the interface.
Data visualization: InfoGram 201
Students will use datasets to build more advanced maps and single chart graphics.
Data visualization: Canva and Venngage 201
Students will use a set of data points and data sets to build static and interactive graphics. We also will show how Flourish interfaces with Canva, since Canva now owns it.
Google Trends 301
How to download data from the Google Trends store and create Flourish graphics with it. Also: Tracking midterm election issues and candidates. How can you use Trends during an election?
Google MyMaps 301
Students will build layered maps. We will show them how to work multimedia into the map. We’ll use real data they can download. Bonus: We also will show how to use PhantomBuster to scrape data OUT of Google Maps.
Data visualization: Flourish 201/301
Easily turn your data into stunning charts, maps and interactive visuals for your stories. We will unlock the advanced features and settings in Flourish that will help you animate and bring your stories to life, while remaining true to our styles and branding.
Protected: High school and college sports coverage tools, Part II
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Print design: Ethics and diversity
The choices we make must be truthful, fair, balanced and complete. Each decision happens in the context of many other decisions, both in the same moment and over time.
Print design: Color
Our UNIFIED style guide has a very specific description of how color should be used In our design…based in part on a color palette developed specifically for us.
Print design: Photography
Use pictures to effectively convey meaning, detail and context — all within an ethical framework.
Print design: Display type
These items give the reader additional points of entry (or interest) to the stories on the page.
Print design: Headlines
Think of headlines as a road map for readers to guide them around a page.
Print design: The grid
Learn about how 3, 4, 6 and 12-column concepts unify our look — making it cleaner and more understandable to readers.
Write better headlines and captions
Learn how the pros at the Design Center zero in on the heart of the story, using just a few words.
Improving our relationship with readers
A primer on the the audience funnel. First, we will do an audience health checkup and what we can do to help move readers through the loyalty funnel. Then we explore what a reader NEEDS from our content – and making sure we deliver.
Investigative/data skills series: Data visualization using Infogram
Data visualization for everyone using InfoGram, an easy but powerful tool available to journalists across Gannett.
Google Trends for graphics and SEO
Use this tool to track and visualize search trends on Google.
Mapping 101: Google MyMaps and Carto.com
This tool is great for smaller “day-turn” maps for routine stories such as pothole repairs, vaccination centers, etc.