What’s in a Data Story? Understanding the Basics of Data Storytelling


A one-hour introductory webinar on the fundamentals of effective storytelling using data collected and visualized by librarians for librarians. Data without a story is just a pile of numbers. Data with an effective story becomes an everlasting narrative that people will remember for a long time and without much effort. In this talk, we’ll look at the basic structure of data storytelling and review exemplars both good and bad of data storytelling. A focus on accessible date visualizations and data storytelling will be emphasized throughout the talk. No prior knowledge of the topic is required.


  • Nancy Shin, University of Washington Libraries

Video Recording:  https://youtu.be/7CFAV2hC2vw