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… Read More

5 examples of interesting data presentations

What do we mean when we say, “Data can tell a story,” or “Stories can be found in data”? (Click the image to view the project.) Above: From the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Pew Research… Read More

Plagiarism lessons and examples

I’m catching up on some of the (many) things that have been written about the recent Jonah Lehrer ethics case, and I’d like to highlight this article for its breakdown and descriptions of some serious transgressions: Jonah Lehrer’s… Read More

Audio slideshows by journalism students

Sometimes it’s a challenge to find appropriate examples to show to students. Of course we professors love to show them work by top multimedia journalists — but that can be intimidating. Seeing good work by other students can… Read More

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…. Read More

Resources for learning about social media

I have been collecting posts, articles, tutorials and general how-to materials that relate to how journalists use social media. I started about two weeks ago, as I prepare for a workshop in Singapore. They are curated here: Social… Read More

10 Rules for Visual Storytelling

For some people, “visual storytelling” means photographs. For others, it means film or video. An epic movie such as the Lord of the Rings trilogy may spring to mind — and few would disagree with that as a… Read More