MIT Center for Civic Media | Innovating civic media tools and practices together with communities

Data Therapy

As part of our larger effort to build out a suite of tools for community organizers, we are helping to build their capacity to do their own creative data visualization and presentation. New computer-based tools are lowering the barriers of entry for making engaging and creative presentations of data. Rather than encouraging partnerships with epidemiologists, statisticians, or programmers, we see an opportunity to build capacity within small community organizations by using these new tools. This work involves workshops, webinars, and writing about how to pick more creative ways to present their data stories.

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I would like to see these tools. I'm the multimedia manager at the Knight Science Journalism program in E19.

Please let me know where to find these tools - if they are ready!
Thanks very much,
Dianne FInch
617 258 8889