Data journalism needs to go mobile

Simon Rogers

Why? Well, it depends if you actually want anyone to see it.

It’s been happening for a while but really matters today as smart phones become ever more ubiquitous  — now over 65% of the US market — and more and more people now access the web with their phones.

But what does that mean for data journalism?

It also depends on what you’re producing.

It’s become apparent that mobile is still often seen as the relation of desktop, which is understandable on one level: the rewards for designing for desktop are so high in terms of space but so much lower than mobile for engagement. The issue was raised by my former boss, colleague and fellow Data Journalism Awards judge Wolfgang Blau, who points out that many developers either don’t have the inclination or the capacity to test their interactives and apps on every device out there…

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