Infographic in journalistic is an introduction to the visualization of information in the press. Infographics, the use of maps, statistical tables and diagrams, and the creation of icons to represent information, is a discipline that, although it has gained momentum today, has existed since the birth of newspapers. Although only in the last two decades has it begun to study as a journalistic genre.
By tradition, infographics have always been mistakenly associated with illustration and the visual arts, although the paradigm is changing thanks to the more serious and journalistic approaches of the infographic departments of the newspapers The New York Times, The Washington Post and Chicago Tribune. among others, and in Spain by the newspaper ABC, El Mundo del Siglo XXI and local or regional newspapers such as La Voz de Galicia, among others.
DEVELOPED PROGRAM OF THE SUBJECT:
1. RECOVERY OF INFORMATION FOR INFOGRAPHIC.
2. BACKGROUND, VISUAL THINKING and CONCEPTUAL APPROACH
3. THE SKETCH AND THE VISUAL SCHEMATICS.
4. THE SYMBOLIC METAPHORS.
5. THE INFOGRAPHIC STRUCTURE AND ITS MAIN ELEMENTS.
6. TYPOLOGY OF GRAPHICS AND VARIABLES.
7. THE CARTOGRAPHY, MAPS, TYPES AND USES.
8. SIMPLE AND COMPLEX VISUAL NARRATIVES. A NEW WAY OF ADAPTATION TO LITERACY.
9. DISPLAY OF INFORMATION AND STRUCTURES.
10. TRENDS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS FOR INFOGRAPHIC.