We’re All Visual Journalists Now: Skilling Up for Multimedia Storytelling, From Social and Video to Data Visualization

Presented at ONA22
September 21, 2022
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From video and social posts to interactive data stories, the modern newsroom is an increasingly visual place – and journalists comfortable in this multimedia landscape are in extremely high demand.

But how can non-specialist journalists break into visual storytelling? What tools are available? And where to start?

This archived session from ONA22 offers a deep dive on two of the leading tools in visual journalism: Canva, which is transforming newsroom workflows from social to video, podcasts to newsletters; and Flourish, widely used globally for data visualization and interactive content.

This session was designed for:

  • Journalists looking for ways to successfully pair compelling visuals with credible editorial content to increase audience attention.
  • Entire teams looking to develop visual content at speed, ease and with brand consistency.
  • Technologists wanting to stand out in a hyper-competitive landscape and interested in learning more about easy-to-use and off-the-shelf tools.


Jonathan Harley
Head of Global Strategic Partnerships, Canva
Duncan Clark
Co-Founder of Flourish & Head of Visualization at Canva, Flourish
Sam Koslowski
Co-Founder, The Daily Aus
Luisa Bider
Head of Content at Flourish, Flourish
Elizabeth Shell
Creative Director for Audience, USA Today

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