The media landscape is changing rapidly and the tools used for reporting and storytelling are changing with it. New technologies have made data analysis and visualization more accessible for reporters to tell stories in new and different ways. The graphics team at The Washington Post is no exception – they produce award-winning visual storytelling using data, design, code, cartography, illustration, animation, augmented reality and more. We’ll take a look at how graphics reporters at The Post are using all of these methods to enhance their storytelling and better reach audiences in both the print and digital space.
Ashlyn Still is a graphics reporter covering elections and politics at The Washington Post. She spends most of her time with the elections team, creating maps, charts and other visualizations to bring live election results to audiences on all platforms. Before joining The Post, she was a developer on the graphics team at Reuters in New York, focusing on policy, politics, economics and labor coverage. She has also worked as a news applications developer at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Ashlyn graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication.