Emergence of the Modern Infographic

Oct 1, 2012

From apps for avoiding heavy traffic to the latest polling data in the presidential race  -- infographics are visual shorthand for data in the post-newspaper slash social media slash sound byte age.  Several sources credit the digital age for giving birth to infographics and others cite the publication of USA Today’s “Snapshots” beginning in 1982.  Susan Schulten begs to differ. She’s chair of the history department at the University of Denver, and author of “Mapping the Nation", she joins us today.