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Data-driven journalism: study about effects of meaning in infographics of blog do Estadão Dados and La Nación Data Blog

Grant number: 14/06386-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2014
Effective date (End): May 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Communications - Journalism and Publishing
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Eliza Bachega Casadei
Grantee:Kelly de Conti Rodrigues
Host Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura, Artes e Comunicação (FAAC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Bauru. Bauru , SP, Brazil


This research has the intention to understand the emergence of infographics that use databases in digital journalism. We will study the different composition techniques and effects of meaning in the combination between text and image. For this, the empirical analysis will focus on the cases of Estadão Data Blog and La Nación Data Blog. Initially, we intend to define, from literature search and analysis of specific cases, what can be considered data-driven journalism. The historical evolution of kinds of use of infographics in journalism will also be studied. The research uses the methodology of discourse analysis to investigate the construction of meaning in the organization of statistical data in digital journalism, focusing on the cases of Blog do Estadão Dados and La Nación Data Blog. In order to organize the collection and critical assessment of the selected corpus, the case study also will guide this research. The analysis will include the technical organization of infographics that are used for production of content generated from statistical data, including those organized in tables and also those who are willing to graphics, such as charts and any other pictorial resources. We will study how the processes of technological innovation impacted the production and transmission of messages on the internet, specially focusing organization of infographics, analyzing the impact of visual and interactive features that contribute to the production of meaning. This research hopes to contribute to studies about semantic effects and argumentative processes, challenging the point of view of unique interpretation customarily attributed to numerical data. (AU)

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RODRIGUES, Kelly de Conti. Data-driven journalism: study about effects of meaning in infographics of Blog do Estadão Dados and La Nación Data Blog. 2016. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Arquitetura. Artes. Comunicação e Design. Bauru Artes.

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