Media professionals’ opinions about interactive visualizations of political polarization during Brazilian presidential campaigns on Twitter

Q. Santos, Caroline and S. da Cunha, Holisson and Roberto G. Teixeira, Carlos and R. de Souza, Daniele and Tietzmann, Roberto and H. Manssour, Isabel and S. Silveira, Milene and D. A. Ruiz, Duncan and Tr¨asel, Marcelo and C. Barros, Rodrigo (2017) Media professionals’ opinions about interactive visualizations of political polarization during Brazilian presidential campaigns on Twitter. Hawaii International Conference On System Sciences (HICSS).

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Abstract

Interactive data visualization techniques are an important way to obtain information from large datasets. Data journalism is an emerging area that strongly makes use of such techniques. In this work we investigate the relationship between journalists (and media professionals) in their job routine and data visualization, with the main goal of understanding if these professionals know and use data visualization tools in their job context, as well as if they consider these resources to be important. For this, we present the results of a survey made with journalists and media professionals to analyze how interactive visualizations could help them to get insight or knowledge of such data, and if their use may improve and support these professionals’ activities. The results indicate that visualization and data analysis tools are still not easily accessible by those professionals, and therefore still less influential than they could be. However, most participants considered data visualization a valuable resource in their news production routines. As a contribution, we also identified positive points and understanding gaps of visualizations, as well as the perception of journalists and media professionals about getting information from data visualization.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Informatics > Information System
Depositing User: staff repository 3
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2018 15:44
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 15:44
URI: http://repository.ittelkom-pwt.ac.id/id/eprint/746

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