Starting with data journalism is daunting. All the numbers, the charts, the tables…but fortunately there are thousands of online tools that make our job much easier. Here is the list of simple tools to get you started in data:
1. Many eyes
This is one is wide world known and there is a reason for that. It allows you to produce any kind of chart (Ok…almost any kind). You can use their data sets to produce visualization to practice or upload your own.
Chart by AndreyVasnev
I like this one. The design is very simple and modern and it allows you to create infographics very quickly. In addition, Visual.ly is also a community where you can upload your designs, get feedback and comment on other people’s projects. You can even contact employers at Marketplace.
The gallery is also very inspiring…so if you are lacking inspiration take a look.