The purpose of the visual journalism team is to unlock the potential of multimedia storytelling across all our platforms - desktop, tablet, mobile and TV. By using graphical tools and combining those with an understanding of data and journalistic rigour, the team aims to produce powerful visual explanations that improve understanding of the news.
The BBC Visual Journalism team was at the heart of the BBC’s coverage of the Paradise Papers leak, creating a unified look and feel across digital platforms, TV News and the corporation’s flagship current affairs programme, Panorama.
A tight-knit group of journalists and designers worked tirelessly in secret in the run-up to the revelations to produce a suite of animations, graphics and branding explaining the stories to a wide audience.
Produced with: Sandra Rodriguez Chillida, Mark Bryson, Jonathan Barrett, Luke Keast, Lucy Rodgers, Tom Housden, Gary Kitchener & Bella Hurrell, with BBC Panorama.
On 21 August 2017 millions of Americans witnessed one of the biggest solar eclipses in almost 100 years.
There are usually two solar eclipses on Earth per year, and they only happen when the Sun, Earth and Moon align in specific ways.
Produced with: Alison Benjamin, Tom Housden, Paul Rincon, Evisa Terziu & Alice Grenie.
Voters in the US go to the polls on 8 November to decide who will replace President Barack Obama.
The US uses the electoral college system to elect its president, in which each state is given a number of votes based on its population. A total of 538 are up for grabs.