The (climate) evolution will be visualized

Geoff McGhee

Bill Lane Center for the American West

Stanford University

December 6, 2017
Pacific Forum—11:00 a.m.

Geoff McGhee is a visual journalist by background who now produces multimedia and information graphics at an interdisciplinary research center at Stanford University. McGhee has worked on such projects as live-data trackers of wildfires, drought, snowpack, and precipitation; multimedia explainers on issues such as the oil and gas boom in North Dakota, and the groundwater crisis in California; interactive histories of land conservation in California and the ecology of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. McGhee will share some of his work and the lessons that came with it, as well as the defining questions of his career in journalism and research:

  • How do you engage the public around important but technical issues?
  • How do you find and tell stories in data?
  • How do you visually communicate information in ways that maximize comprehension?

Attendees are encouraged to check out his 2010 documentary on data visualization and media called Journalism in the Age of Data: datajournalism.stanford.edu.

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