The NZZ Storytelling Team is part of the editorial staff of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ), a national daily newspaper in Switzerland. We are a team of fourteen data journalists, graphic designers and coders. We create graphics and interactives, we also tell visual, data-driven stories and we provide tools and templates for editors to do the same. Our teams aims at making the average NZZ article better – better in a visual way and in a way of telling stories in a more data-driven way. We do not aim at standing out every now and then with a big firework. Most of all, we support and encourage all of our editorial colleagues to make better stories. We have built the tool box called Q, which allows reporters and editors to create simple graphics and interactive elements for their stories. Q can be used by all editors to create maps, bar charts, line charts, image sliders, quizzes, tables and so forth. Q is constantly growing and getting better and easier to use every day and we like to think of Q as the team member of NZZ Storytelling that is available 24/7. We are giving everybody who uses Q helping hand and try to keep the qualities of all visual elements high. Besides developing and using Q and Q-coaching, we also research, design, write and build data-driven and visual stories and infographics of very different topics. For example, we report on important national elections. We have also published stories and visuals dealing with various topics, such as Roger Federers outstanding career, the mass shootings in the US or worldwide food consumption and eating habits.
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