Posted on April 17th, 2017

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    Interactive Map: Sierra Nevadas

    Interactive maps can use data to create physical manifestations of something that might seem abstract at first. The New York Times took data gathered by NASA’s Airborne Snow Observatory to create interactive maps that show the current state of the drought in the Sierra Nevada mountains. They used NASA’s data to compare the snow that accumulated […]


    Posted on February 3rd, 2017

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    Video: Change One Habit to Change Everything

    The New York Times video, Change One Habit to Change Everything, is proof that strong art direction can elevate a story and increase viewer engagement. The video tells the story of C.E.O. reversing the fortunes of a struggling aluminum company by focusing on worker safety. This story serves to demonstrate how changing one habit can […]


    Posted on January 25th, 2017

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    Data Visualization: Plotting Emotion

    Data visualizations can help us identify and understand relationships with data, even when the data collected is an emotion. On Inauguration Day, Vox created a poll asking readers how they felt about the incoming president. After submitting five emotions, a two-by-two matrix plotted the collective of emotions by their level of happiness and intensity. The […]


    Posted on January 17th, 2017

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    Audio: Contribute II

    It is imperative to consider sound when planning a multimedia production. Whether it be an audio slideshow, documentary or interactive narrative, research has found that audio is one of the most intimate forms of media. Though humans are hardwired to look for visuals and interactive elements, audio requires users to draw on memories and their […]


    Posted on November 15th, 2016

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    Photographing the Pope From a Different Vantage Point

    Photography is a powerful medium that can capture a scene and provide emotional resonance that words cannot capture. Excellent photojournalism requires research, planning and a keen eye for distinguishing the shots that best capture a moment. When the Pope visited the United States in 2015, Tobias Hutzler, renowned for his wide-angle, long-lens photography took a […]


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