New York Times map and data for Super Tuesday

Others have already blogged this, but it bears repeating — this is a beautiful package of data. Loads like lightning. Combines Flash and XML and HTML and CSS. Easy to figure out. Just a gorgeous example of what… Read More

Explaining a disaster story

Here’s an unusual package from the Star Tribune in Minneapolis: 13 Seconds in August. After a reasonably short, arresting intro video, the package proper opens with a sliding aerial photo of the entire length of the 35W bridge… Read More

Multimedia packages: Music journalism

Among the finalists for the Online Journalism Awards category “Outstanding Use of Digital Media,” three of the seven packages center on popular music: Forty Years of ‘RESPECT’ (Detroit Free Press), a tribute to the Aretha Franklin song; Hip Hop 101 (Wisconsin State Journal); Wonderful World (The Honolulu Advertiser), a tribute to Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. Let’s take a closer look —

Web design 101: What the audience sees

A colleague from another university recently polled a Listserv about how students should test their online page designs. Here are some concrete data from this blog, from the FeedBurner statistics from Aug. 1-30, 2007. First, the common screen… Read More

AFP interactive Flash graphic: Tour de France

Every year since 2001, Agence France-Presse has syndicated an awesome Flash package to paying clients such as The New York Times. Like every cycling fan, I’m pretty disillusioned by all the doping controversies surrounding the great race. But… Read More

Shiny new front page at DelawareOnline

There’s a new design at, one of those Gannett news sites that’s doing an Information Center-based, “we are all onliners” transformation. It has a clean and clear look overall — that’s a good thing. (I wonder: Will… Read More

A model Flash slideshow (profile)

The Washington Post is running a series about American black men, and within the well-integrated online package, I found an almost-perfect slideshow about Eric Motley, who works in the State Department. It’s a profile of a man who… Read More