The PEJ and Economist Infographic Challenge

by Visually 2 years ago Filed Under: Design


Looking for some data to play with? How about a chance for work you did to be featured?

The Economist Group and the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism (PEJ) are hosting an infographic challenge with the help of Visual.ly! Create your own infographic using data from this just-released report and email it in by October 31 for a chance to have it featured on PEJ’s website, The Economist’s Tumblr, Pinterest, and Facebook pages (over 1 million fans), and The Economist’s Graphic Detail blog.

More about the challenge

PEJ has written a comprehensive report on the survey findings and prepared their own infographic, which you can see by clicking the link on the right. Now PEJ and The Economist Group want to know: How would you tell the story visually? What findings jump out at you that deserve an infographic of their own? Your infographic could relate to revenue findings, the differences between Android and Apple news users, the time of day different people use their devices, facets of the app-browser debate, or something else.

More about the data

The data comes from a comprehensive new study conducted by PEJ in collaboration with The Economist Group that looks at news consumption on mobile devices. You can find the data in the file to the right. For the study, PEJ surveyed 9,513 U.S. adults about their overall activities on tablets and smart phones and then in greater detail about their news consumption on these devices ñ where they are, at what times, whether they prefer web browsers or apps, and their feelings about advertisements and paying for news.
This year’s research is a follow-up on a study released by PEJ in October 2011, also in collaboration with The Economist Group, which looked at tablet news consumption among the earliest adopters . This year’s study adds smartphones and probes habits more deeply.

For more information and to get started, Visit the Challenge Page!