Making Internet Things, Part 1: Working with Data
Joel Hawkins

Every so often, readers email us asking how they can gain the skills necessary to create the sorts of data-driven, visually essays that we publish on The Pudding. The deficit in clear guides to becoming visual journalists is understandable: this form of storytelling has only recently begun to gather momentum, and unlike traditional essay-writing, reporting, or editorial work, has neither a well-defined form, nor a formalized set of tools.