About This Course
Data visualizations should not be simply beautiful or effective; they should be both. Tableau Public will allow you to create meaningful, rich visualizations that not only illustrate the facts but also allow the audience to discover new ways of looking at information.
Tableau Public 8.2 is the premier tool for journalists to discover stories within data sets and share them with the public. Anyone familiar with Microsoft Office can easily create data visualizations that are engaging, visually appealing and interactive with Tableau Public. To give you an idea of what you can do with Tableau Public, check out these examples:
This session is designed as an introductory demonstration to Tableau’s investigative and publication features.
Make sure you come prepared by completing these tasks before your session:
- Install Tableau Public 8.2
- Create a Tableau Public account
This is the first part of two in a series about how to use Tableau Public 8.2 for journalists. Part two, on Oct. 15, will cover how to link data visualizations together in a narrative with the Story Points feature. Sign up for Tell Stories with Data Using Tableau Public: A Digital Tools Tutorial here.
See more tools at Poynter's home for digital tools: Try This! — Tools for Journalism.