Tag: data visualization

by Meredith Broussard

For the third installment of her Educational Thought Leader series, Arcadia University education professor Kira J. Baker-Doyle and I had a conversation about a data journalism project that uses big data to uncover inequality in Philadelphia public schools.┬áBaker-Doyle is the author of The Networked Teacher: How New Teachers Build Social Networks for Professional Support. Our [...] more »

by Sarah Slobin

This summer as I was sitting on my front porch, I got a phone call from Maryanne Reed, the dean of West Virginia University’s J-School. She was wondering if I’d be interested in teaching an experimental journalism course. Scott Klein, a friend from ProPublica, had recommended me. She said I’d have to invent the class. [...] more »

by Claire Groden

As digital platforms become more complex, journalists no longer simply ask themselves how best to portray a story with words and pictures. The digital medium provides unique and dynamic opportunities for stories and data to come to life. Data visualization — graphs, animations, interactives, and more — is increasingly becoming one more tool in a [...] more »

by Tom Hundley

Stories about death on the highway have been appearing in newspapers since the beginning of newspapers. During my early days as a reporter for dailies in Upstate New York and suburban New Jersey — this would be in the halcyon days of the Ford administration — I filed many a story about car wrecks of [...] more »

by Jenny Xie

While collaboration can’t run on technology alone (our roundup of collaboration best practices makes the need for human planning and participation clear), tech tools definitely make working together easier today than it’s ever been before. The following websites, apps and software help journalists work together on multimedia storytelling, data visualization, and more. Please comment to [...] more »

by Jennifer Dorroh

In the past, old elections data might languish on microfiche or in boxes, dusted off occasionally by a political scientist or presidential historian. But in the run-up to Sao Paulo, Brazil’s Oct. 7 municipal elections, one newsroom has reimagined data from nearly two decades as an animated video that engages the public and draws people [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. NBC corrects Zimmerman snafu – just not on the air  (NYT) 2. Pinterest hype peaks but growth could be slowing (TechCrunch) 3. Twitter users in France use ‘offbeat code’ to share early election tallies (NYT) 4. National Enquirer launches its [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

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by Anthony Calabrese

There is a major shift going on in politics this election cycle, with more candidates and campaigns using social media and technology to boost their chances. From today until the U.S. midterm elections on Nov. 2, MediaShift presents an in-depth special report, PoliticalShift 2010, with data visualizations, analysis, a 5Across video roundtable and live CoverItLive [...] more »

by Anthony Calabrese

Data visualization is taking the web by storm and, with a little luck, it might be the next big thing in online journalism. Buoyed by the open data movement and accelerating change in newsrooms around the country, it has become something more than just flashy graphics and charts — it is a new form of [...] more »