Words are data also and this video by Sir Ken Robinson shows how animation can make real time visuals for stories which are information rich and picture poor. I really love this. Graphics, to a certain extent, makes the story more understandable and much more entertaining.
And for all those interested in the topic of education (which should be everyone) here’s Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talk. His angle on how education has been structured to almost stifle creativity, I think is particlarly relevent to new journalism. Particularly data journalism as the boundries are being extended by those trying something new and so could never take the form of teachers. You can’t teach something that will only take shape in a future no one can see.