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ASU journalism school to create data visualization wall with Google grant

Oct 29, 2019, 3:30 PM | Updated: 3:46 pm
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PHOENIX — The Google News Initiative announced last week that Arizona State University’s journalism school will receive a grant to develop an “interactive story wall.”

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Cronkite News broadcast program will use the wall “to tell data-driven stories through visualizations,” according to an ASU press release.

“Innovation is part of our DNA. We will always keep pushing to find and perfect ‘the next,'” Dean Christopher Callahan said in the release.

“That mindset is important in any industry, but it is critical in the new world of journalism today.”

The school was one of 269 applicants from 44 states for the grants, which totaled $5.8 million.

Thirty-four projects in 17 states, which all had the goal of increasing audience engagement in local newsrooms, were chosen to receive up to $300,000.

Other recipients included The Dallas Morning News, The Salt Lake Tribune, Northwestern University and ABC TV stations.

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ASU journalism school to create data visualization wall with Google grant