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Election 2012 maps: Showing data

This was the first U.S. presidential election in the post-Flash era. In 2008, data maps were made with Flash. Now the online mapmakers have moved on to other technologies, largely using JavaScript. Here are three examples, with a full view and a zoom of each: WNYC Radio, New York: LA Times/AP: Huffington Post, Visual.ly: The […]

Data Journalism Examples

I created a Storify (below) for participants in a recent workshop about data journalism. The purpose is to enable them to explore the subject further on their own. You can compare the original version at the Storify site. To make it appear in this post, I simply embedded (not “Export”) the code from Storify. When […]

A great Flash infographic

This might be the best interactive information graphic ever. What do you think? I love the simplicity of the rollovers. The multiple information (timeline, map) delivered in the top image below is delightful. Tapuiassauro, o novo dinossauro do Brasil won a gold medal at this year’s Malofiej (see links to all awards).

10 useful resources about data visualization

These will be useful to introduce students, journalists, or yourself to the concepts of data visualization. Bonus: There’s an interesting discussion on Quora about the difference between information graphics and data visualization. (1) When the Data Struts Its Stuff (April 2, 2011): A 1,000-word article that covers a lot of non-journalism work in this field, […]

Timelines in journalism: A closer look

You’re not going to create one every week, but a timeline is a useful — and helpful — type of information graphic, and fairly common in journalism. When teaching students about timelines, here are some ideas to consider and discuss: Chronology or timeline? Sometimes a timeline is not a timeline, according to Len de Groot, […]

Visual narratives: Empirical data

From a research study by two scholars at Stanford: In this paper, we investigate the design of narrative visualizations and identify techniques for telling stories with data graphics. We take an empirical approach, analyzing visualizations from online journalism, blogs, instructional videos, and visualization research. After reviewing related work, we share five selected case studies which […]

Looking at jQuery for visual journalism

With all this talk about the so-called death of Adobe Flash, the future of HTML5, etc., I thought I should take a closer look at jQuery. This post is intended to give you an overview and help you decide whether you too should take a closer look. My first thought is that if you have […]