WORKSHOP October 14, 2011: Networking Session

The Networking Session is intended to be a way of introducing participants to each other -- a sort of “speed dating” where you can meet others with expertise you need, or facing similar challenges to yourself.

  • Anci Holm, Svenska Dagbladet, Sweden. How the graphics department at Svenska Dagbladet works as an independent department creating our own infographic journalism
  • Ciaran Hughes, Channel 4 News, UK. A brief guide to what I produce for Channel 4 News online
  • Odd Øystein Johansen, Nyhetsgrafikk, Norway. How our agency has survived in a country of less than five million people. What is our ambition for the future?
  • Florian Marina-Teodorescu, Adevarul, Romania. How a major design company influenced the mentality of a quality newspaper in terms of the visual identity of graphics and infographics
  • Sebastian Rodrigue, La Presse, Canada. Integrating video content online and competing with TV
  • Sheila Pontis, MapCI Information Design, UK How to analyse and organize complex information (and designers) so that the information can be visualized and communicated
  • Roger Huisman, Het Belang van Limburg, Belgium. News in Images - examples of our work including full page infographics using Graphic News material
  • Max Gadney, Design Consultant, UK. Data media publishing
  • Gert K. Nielsen, GrafikGert, Denmark. How can we do really rapid 3D graphics for breaking news? Can we even do animations?
  • Frederik Ruys, Vizualism, Netherlands. Storytelling with data visualisations - the making of ‘Netherlands from Above’ for Dutch TV

Don’t be inhibited! If you feel you would like to give a five-minute presentation about your work just let us know.

21 days to go until NEW GRAPHIC NEWS - a new website for a new era.

28 years ago — April 2, 1991 — the original Graphic News launched using a precursor to today’s websites that used email technology. These enabled infographics to be delivered electronically around the world over telephone lines. What was possible was very limited - It took 10 minutes for a 100K file to download.

Since then delivery speeds and website technology have moved on. The new website will offer the best online experience possible now, adding many new features (and offering new opportunities for the future), but still enabling existing users to select and download infographics and enjoy the distinct brand of visual journalism that is Graphic News.

Over the coming days I will give further information. Please contact me if you have any questions. Fiona Roberts, froberts @