Well, it’s been… a year. A year of years, it felt at times.
If you had told us in 2019 that the new year would see charts and graphics in the headlines every day and that data visualization and statistics would become a shared obsession the world over, we would have been really excited. When it happened, of course, the feeling was more like exhaustion.
When news moves this fast for this long, there’s almost no time to reflect between the project you just did and the one you’re barreling into next. So, at Reuters Graphics, we felt it even more important than usual this year to spare a moment to take stock of our best work.
We asked our team to reflect back on their favorite projects of 2020 – the most important, the most fun, the most rewarding and the most challenging.
2020 was different not just for the work we produced but also for the way we produced it. We were already a global team with desks in New York, London, Singapore and Bangalore. But as many of our newsrooms shut in the spring, we decamped to home offices, living rooms, bedrooms or just to the nearest flat surface. Our view of the world was different this year, and we wanted to share that with you, as well.
So, without further ado, explore our favorite pieces of the year by project, person, place or makeshift work space.