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The most effective stories are often interactive, visually compelling, and provide deep insight through data. Power BI helps journalists tell better, data-driven stories, without excessive overhead or time investment—and without any coding. Easy connections to data and built-in and custom visualizations mean you can discover, create, and share your data story quickly.

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Power BI teamed up with visualization expert Alberto Cairo to share the methodology behind graphics and how they can support data storytelling. Try these courses to enhance your narratives and engage your audiences with data viz.

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Visualizations no longer just complement a written story. In our increasingly data-driven world, they’re becoming a mainstream story form and an essential tool for journalists.

Alberto Cairo, data visualization expert

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Embed data visualizations in stories on your public blog or website, with Power BI publish to web. Get unlimited views on any device. Edit, update, refresh, and easily control the content you publish.

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Join the Microsoft Data Journalism program

Our work with journalists and media organizations uncovered a growing need for data journalism tools to help discover and share data stories. We created the Microsoft Data Journalism program to help press and influencers create engaging stories that help their audience explore and understand data in new ways. The program provides free access to Power BI, custom engagements, on-demand content, training, and support.

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