Ferran Morales, Mundo Deportivo

Entry type: Portfolio

Country/area: Spain

Publishing organisation: Mundo Deportivo

Organisation size: Big

Cover letter:

My name is Ferran Morales and I have been working as a data visualizer at Mundo Deportivo, a century-old sports newspaper based in Barcelona, for 23 years. At the beginning, my work was mainly focused on the paper edition, but over time I have evolved towards a more digital profile. I have learned to use new technologies and have kept up to date with trends in the field of digital journalism.

Description of portfolio:

In this 2022 we have done projects in digital format, double page paper and a mural for the Rafa Nadal museum, all works have been published in Mundo Deportivo.
My role in all these projects has been that of analyst and designer, taking care of the collection and processing of data to make them understandable and accessible to our readers. We use tools such as scrollmagic.js, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Sheets, Datawrapper and Flourish to carry out our projects efficiently and with impactful results.

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Made together with Ángel Riguiera
Rafa Nadal’s museum contacted us to adapt a visualization that was published in Mundo Deportivo, the size of the visualization is 3 meters high by 15 meters wide, and has been a great success and is a must for photos in the museum. Attached is a photo of the day of the presentation

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Made together with Javi Gomará
After the announcement of the termination of Luis Suarez’s contract with Atletico Madrid, we ran a special on our website in which we analyzed from where on the field he scored his 452 goals. Technically we use ScrollMagic to control the scroll, Adobe suite, Google Sheets and Datawrapper.

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Made together with Pepe Gil-Vernet
Before the match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, we made this special to analyze in which moments goals are scored and the importance of them. The big challenge was to prepare the data quickly to obtain this information.
Technically we used scrollmagic to control the scroll, adobe suite, Google Sheets, Flourish and Datawrapper.

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Made together with Felip Muñoz de Casacuberta and Pepe Gil-Vernet
We performed the same analysis but with the two leading teams of the Premier League, Manchester City and Liverpool.

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Made together with Omar Charaf
After the success of Quevedo’s session with Bizarrap in the summer, we analyzed all the sessions by counting the plays on Spotify and YouTube. We wanted to analyze the importance of these platforms in today’s music and we also examined the lyrics of the songs to see where they mentioned Bizarrap.
Technically we used adobe suite, Flourish and Google Sheets.

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Made together with Esther Muntañola and Omar Charaf
We made a double page version of the Bizarrap sessions.

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Made together with Ángel Riguiera
After Roger Federer’s retirement, we made a special on our website where we analyze, especially, his participation in the four Grand Slams.
Technically we use scrollmagic to control the scroll, adobe suite and Google Sheets.

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We made a special feature on our website about the eight groups of the World Cup that took place in Qatar. To obtain accurate and verified information, we used three different sources: our own sources, the FIFA archives, The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation and The World Cups of Soccer. Gathering data is a complex and tedious process, but it is critical to telling interesting and truthful stories. We use Google Sheets for data collection and filtering.

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For the preview of the final between Argentina and France we made the same comparison that we made at the beginning of the World Cup but only the two finalists.

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After the conclusion of the World Cup, we conducted a special analysis of the last six World Cups, from the one held in Korea and Japan in 2002 to the most recent one in Qatar 2022, organized by confederations.
With Argentina’s victory in the Qatar 2022 World Cup, 20 years of UEFA’s dominance, and therefore of European teams, in soccer’s top tournament come to an end.

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