In the grand scheme of things, the Internet is still a relatively new – and fast-changing – medium for journalism. In fact, the field is still discovering how to use it effectively. As new technologies are introduced and standardized, new formats become achievable and sustainable. And as journalists explore these new technologies, expect new form factors for reporting, and new amalgams of the reporting/investigating process.
One new form is a type of web app that allows for exploration of a large set of data, giving users the control over the content they consume — rather than the old-fashioned way of serving stories in an order determined by an editor (or editorial team).
A great new example of this form factor is the Roads Kill project by the Pulitzer Center.
It’s no secret that data visualization has found a home in journalism. With the explosion of online news coverage over the past decade, journalists and computer scientists have formed an unlikely alliance to tell stories with data and visually enhance web-produced content. The graphics and interactive visualizations that have emerged from this relationship have... keep reading
Visualizing a Football Game from Jeremy Yingling on Vimeo. As a lifelong fan of both sports and data visualizations, in 2009 Jeremy Yingling created Infojocks, a graphic studio merging his two passions. “There’s a lot of statistical noise in the world of sports right now, and rightly so,” he says. “But despite all of... keep reading