Refresh Baltimore

Beyond the bar chart: Visual journalism for a digital audience

Adam Marton & Emma Patti Harris

How does raw data transform from a spreadsheet into a visual interactive or graphic? How do designers use emerging technology and old-school design fundamentals to visually explain the news and tell the stories of our great city? 

Baltimore Sun news designers Adam Marton and Emma Patti Harris will explore visual storytelling techniques in the digital newsroom, pertaining to subjects such as crime, sports, features and breaking news that seek to tell the story of Baltimore, give context to the news, and hopefully provide a better understanding of the world around us.

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Adam Marton

Adam Marton is the Senior Editor of Interactive Design at The Baltimore Sun where he leads a design and development team in the newsroom focused on the creation of graphics, data visualization and editorial websites. Adam is also a professor at Towson University where he teaches media graphics. Adam is a native Marylander and lives in Baltimore City with his wife and baby daughter.

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Emma Patti Harris

Emma Patti Harris the Digital Products Manager for The Baltimore Sun working on Interactive Design & Development and Audience Engagement teams.  Prior to The Sun, Emma worked in web design and management for various city and regional magazines.  She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Photojournalism and Multimedia.