INFOGRAPHICS. Students grab the barometer of confidence in the media of “La Croix”

The world of information can be reassured, the press of tomorrow will not be short of computer graphics or data journalists! Like last year, the classes participating in this educational activity showed discernment and ingenuity in drawing relevant lessons from the data from the 35and Kantar-Onepoint media confidence barometer for The cross† On the computer or in pencil, with drawings or Playmobil.

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The Center for Media and Information Skills (Clémi) and the Daily The cross launched this activity in 2021, consisting of visual and journalistic exploitation of the raw data from the media trust barometer. Goal: To strengthen students’ critical thinking and their ability to process and prioritize data.

700 pages of data available

In anticipation of the 33rd press and media week in schools from 21 to 26 March 2022, the Clémi and The cross had organized a webinar with a journalist specialized in media and another in data visualisation. About a hundred teachers, from primary to secondary school, took part in this online training designed to provide practical advice and examples of performance.

Teachers and their students had access to raw data from the last six barometers of media trust conducted by Kantar, assessing French’s relationship with information (interest, trust, perception of the media’s treatment of various topics, etc.). ) according to their age, their gender, their socio-professional category or their political affinities… It is up to them to draw a relevant thread from this mass of data (each report comprises about 120 pages of data!).

The relationship with information by age

Prize for computer skills and journalistic gaze for the second 3rd grade of the Hugues-Capet secondary school in Senlis (Oise) who produced highly professional infographics highlighting the relationship with information of the French according to their partisan affinities, their age or their level of education .

With equal relevance, the second 3rd grade of La Prat’s multifunctional secondary school in Cluny (Saône-et-Loire) was interested in the perception of the media’s treatment of topics such as climate change or violence against women, and in the strong existing discrepancy according to political affinities , ages or modes of information, and by resorting to all kinds of visualization, including the Playmobil photo.

The novice infographics of the second 4th grade of the Chaumes d’Avallon park school complex (Yonne) have focused their visual productions on the forms of information and search for resources, especially on the Internet, depending on the level of study or the political opinions . They were also interested in the perception of news production by non-journalists by age.

The first class of the baccalaureate in bodywork at the professional secondary school Henri-Fertet in Gray (Haute-Saône) had the good idea to emphasize with very explicit drawings the relationship with information according to three age groups, causing a diminishing interest in current affairs and a growing predominance of digital technology among the youngest.

Congratulations also to the youngest, the sixth grade of the Henri-Delivet College in Carrouges (Orne), who were not impressed by the figures and showed great creativity by highlighting data such as information sources by age or the perception of the treatment of the subject of violence against women by gender.

Thank you to all participants and our apologies to those we could not highlight in this article: all productions will have their lives on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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