Saturday, April 26, 2014

Great quote about simplicity and complexity

"Maybe journalism's goal shouldn't be easy clarity, but being so compelling that readers enjoy the complex."
—Greg Linch* speaking at the Barcamp News Innovation 2014 this morning (Twitter hashtag.)

This is applicable to information graphics and visualization, of course, as it's related to the difference between simple and simplistic stories (more here.)
Greg Linch is an University of Miami grad who works for The Washington Post. He's not just a proud geek, but also a journalist who showed solid principles when he was still in college. Add his blog to your RSS reader as soon as you can.
*According to Greg, this is not a direct quote, but a paraphrase. No difference to me.