Digiday goes inside the inner workings of the BBC’s relatively new visual journalism department which provides graphic and data visualizations for both its online and TV departments.
As Amanda Farnsworth, editor of visual journalism, explains about her team members, “We gave people the opportunities to actually go and work on projects that taught them new things. Some of our journalists have done After Effects training, while some of our TV designers have trained on Illustrator and have started doing attachments for online design. Some of our journalists have gone to work outside in other bits of BBC News in either online and TV. This develops our capacity to think differently about the next project we’re involved in, how it might work across platforms, and to innovate in that area. You suddenly have people who have got a better understanding of more than one medium.”
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