The New York Times and the visual subjectivity

Infographics are information, facts, and not opinion... for sure?

When I was studying journalism, the teachers of the University always said that the absollute objectivity is impossible, but it is an utopic target we have to look for. Simpley choosing what information we publish and which we don't is subjective. Infographics are not out of that.

But there are steps further. Not long ago we knew that Charles M. Blow was back at The New York Times to be infographics columnist.
On the same opinion section we can find not just opinion graphics, but explaining illustrations (or as we would like to name it), as this one seen on Innovations in Newspapers.

And they can go even further. Chronicles can be told as graphics.

Some weeks ago, on an abandoned issue of the NYT at the newsroom (that's not habitual, getting an issue at my newsroom, above all on sundays, can cost you a part of your body) I could see how Andrew Kuo explained, through charts, how he remember the Lollapalooza Festival he attended on 1992 and how he remember the shows.

Now I discover at Cool Infographics that this wasn't once. Kuo is used to comment visually the summer festivals.

No way to say at the newspaper 'That's not a graphic' from now.

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