BBC has created an open source graphics package called bbplot in the programming language R to help individuals make news-style graphics. Users can download the package to make production-ready charts, including dumbbell charts, histograms, and multiple line charts. BBC has released a reference manual to make it easier for individuals to use the package.
Creating Data Visualizations in the BBC’s Style
Michael McLaughlin is a research assistant at the Center for Data Innovation. He researches and writes about a variety of issues related to information technology and Internet policy, including digital platforms, e-government, and artificial intelligence. Michael graduated from Wake Forest University, where he majored in Communication with Minors in Politics and International Affairs and Journalism. He received his Master’s in Communication at Stanford University, specializing in Data Journalism.
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