Can mobile technology enable us to create innovative data visualizations that are incredibly low-budget, to boot? Absolutely. Just take a look at how CNN used video app and social platform Vine in an innovative way to cover the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.
CNN’s Vines mixed social media, data journalism and civil rights statistics together. Unlike static infographics, or even polished motion graphics, Vine’s stop-motion recording style gives the finished product a unique feel not often seen in the typical newsroom.
Rachel Clarke, a senior editor at CNN Digital, wanted to do something special to look at the change and progress made in America since the March on Washington 50 years ago. “Infographics seemed to be the best way – they’re eye-catching, they present data that can inform people and let them form their own conclusion,” she said.
“A colleague pointed us to some examples of stats... keep reading