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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).

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, […]

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 […]

7 examples of exceptional Flash packages

These come from USA Today, The Washington Post, the ABC (Australia’s public broadcaster), Reuters, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. Seven examples, seven news organizations. Yes, they are all large news organizations. But I’d like to make the point that (contrary to what some Flash detractors have said) it’s not only […]

Some thoughts about photo galleries

I was looking at this Iran protest slideshow from The New York Times today. It does not have audio, and so I would normally call it a gallery — not a slideshow. But it is carefully captioned, with factual material that goes beyond what we see in the photos, and there is a story of […]

Obama’s speech remade for the Web

The New York Times has put up a wonderful package of Obama’s Election Night speech, with a dynamic transcript and a useful navigation bar. Listen and watch again.

How you look at data: Graphics vs. text

I came across a graphic showing hospital death rates in the United States (from USA Today), and I’d like to ask you to open it up and — as online folks like to say — play with it for a little while. Below are two screen captures (detail) to pique your interest, and below them, […]