The University of Miami has created a multi-disciplinary MFA combining Journalism, Data Visualization and Mapping. It sounds like it’ll churn out amazing soldiers ready to fight the War on Stupid. According to professor Alberto Cairo:
In the three years that I’ve been a professor of data visualization and infographics at the University of Miami, many organizations have asked us for a special kind of student: Someone who is able to transform information into charts, maps, diagrams and explanation infographics, and who is also reasonably proficient in statistics, storytelling, Web design and programming. This kind of professional is sometimes called the “unicorn.”
Read more about the program via PBS’ Education Shift.