Quartz’s lessons from its first two years of Chartbuilder: It’s been a successful platform to teach reporters new skills

Two years after the release of its open-source charting tool Chartbuilder, Quartz shares the lessons its team has learned from maintaining and using the software. The idea has caught on with other news organizations, with NYT, Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg building their own custom software, and NPR, CNBC and The New Yorker creating customized versions of Chartbuilder. And at Quartz, it’s been successful in teaching reporters new skills: “It has allowed them to gain further control over the crafting of their content, and removed a burden from the [data visualization] team.”