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Readers have a short attention span and distractions are always only a click away. Capturing their attention fast is essential to make sure they will delve into your story. 

Data journalism to the rescue! Visually enticing graphs, charts, and graphics help you get the reader hooked and focus on your in-depth, well-researched story you spent hours putting together. 

The Online Journalism Blog shows you seven ways to tell your story most effectively through data. From colourful maps to dazzling rankings (who does not love a good top 10 list?), read on to find out the cutting-edge techniques that data journalists use to capture reader’s attention. 

Find the first part of the series here and the second one here.

Looking to go deeper? Join our four-week online Data journalism masterclass that will guide you through the process of gathering data and telling visual stories through charts, maps and other data-driven story formats

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