Infographics in journalistic media is a vision of how narratives are created, edited and built in the press. The purpose is that infographics, the use of maps, statistical tables and diagrams, and the creation of icons help us to represent that textual information and turn it into visual information of what a discipline entails that, although it has gained popularity today, has existed since the beginning. birth of newspapers
By tradition, infographics have always been wrongly associated with illustration and the plastic arts, although the paradigm is changing thanks to the more serious and journalistic approaches of the Infographic departments of 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, which reinforce the use of infographics as a visual narrative tool in their editions.
DEVELOPED PROGRAM OF THE SUBJECT:
1. How to search and find information to design infographics.
2. BACKGROUND, VISUAL THINKING and CONCEPTUAL APPROACH
3. VISUAL SCHEMATIC AND THE SKETCH.
4. SYMBOLIC METAPHORS: THE SYMBOL, THE ICONICITY AND OTHER RELEVANT ELEMENTS OF THE NARRATIVE.
5. THE INFOGRAPHIC STRUCTURE AND ITS MAIN ELEMENTS.
6. TYPOLOGY OF GRAPHICS AND VARIABLES.
7. CARTOGRAPHY, MAPS, TYPOLOGIES AND USES.
8. SIMPLE AND COMPLEX VISUAL NARRATIVES. A NEW FORM OF ADAPTATION TO LITERACY.
9. VISUALIZATION OF INFORMATION AND STRUCTURES.
10. FUTURE TRENDS AND PROSPECTS FOR INFOGRAPHICS: THE VISUALIZATION OF NARRATIVE FORMS.