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).
It’s no secret that data visualization has found a home in journalism. With the explosion of online news coverage ... keep reading
by Jon Salm
Visualizing a Football Game from Jeremy Yingling on Vimeo. As a lifelong fan of both sports and data visualizations, in ... keep reading
by Drew Skau
Our eyes are the main information input for most of us. They send immense amounts of data streaming into our brains all ... keep reading
by Jon Salm
It’s no secret that we’re in the era of big data – our world can be endlessly quantified, measured, and ... keep reading
About a year ago, we published a blog post framed as a letter to NASA, asking them to stop using rainbow color scales. ... keep reading