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    Posted on April 7th, 2015

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    Graphs Help Long Reports

    The Pew Research Center recently released a report about how scientists and the public differ in terms of their views of science and society. It’s a lengthy report, but the information is made more palatable through the use of data visualization. By breaking up the different ideas into separate horizontal stacked bar graphs, the reader […]

  • DATA VISUALIZATION

    Posted on April 2nd, 2015

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    Bracket Interaction

    The NCAA tournament is a hectic time for sports journalists, butFiveThirtyEight created an interactive bracket that is a great example of letting data speak for itself. The graphic is also an interesting tool that can also be used in the future. The graphic provides both bracket and table views that allow the user see a […]

  • DATA VISUALIZATION

    Posted on March 31st, 2015

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    Snow Dog Chart

    Simplifying information for an audience doesn’t need to be difficult, it needs to be relatable. During the January blizzard in the northeastern parts of the United States, BBC created a simple graphic to represent of the snow accumulation. The “US blizzard: Charting the snow depth – using six dogs” article is simple, artistic and interesting. Using the silhouettes of six breeds of […]

  • DATA VISUALIZATION

    Posted on January 20th, 2015

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    Setting the Bar on Bar Charts

    The Atlantic bar graph

    News articles often contain a lot of information that needs to be generalized for the sake of space. One way around this is by using charts and graphs to represent the data. But ensuring your charts are both visually engaging and easy to understand is no simple task. A recent bar chart by The Atlantic shows how many times […]

  • DATA VISUALIZATION

    Posted on October 28th, 2014

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    Visualizing Climate Change

    NY Times tool for Visualizing potential flooding impact of climate change.

    Climate change has become a hot-button issue in recent years with both sides of the political spectrum chiming in with opinions and scientists providing data about the legitimacy and potential impact of climate change on the Earth. One such scientific study by Climate Central resulted in estimates for populations of countries that could be affected by flooding. These estimates […]

  • DATA VISUALIZATION, INFOGRAPHICS, MULTIMEDIA EXAMPLES

    Posted on October 7th, 2014

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    Visualizing Batting Stats

    Derek Jeter in Batting Box

    New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter retired this September and although there was a plethora of coverage focused on his career and future, the New York Times addressed one question–How many times has Derek Jeter swung a bat in his professional career?–with a novel approach to visualization. Multiplying mini-Jeter gifs are used to symbolize his […]

  • DATA VISUALIZATION, MULTIMEDIA EXAMPLES

    Posted on September 26th, 2014

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    Change in Language Visualized

    Bookworm Feminism Chart

      More and more data visualization projects are surfacing that allow users to cull large datasets. Bookworm is a search tool that allows users to input words and restrictions to find dialogue trends in movies and TV shows. The search is based on entries from Open Subtitles and encompasses more than  600 million words from 87,000 […]

  • DATA VISUALIZATION, MULTIMEDIA EXAMPLES

    Posted on September 15th, 2014

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    Reporting on Choice Data

    The College Matchup tool is from Parchment.com

    Are you a high school student who is weighing your options for college? Are you a college student who wants to see how your choice stacks up against your rival university? The College Matchup, is an interesting piece of work that lets users see how many students chose one university over another. According to the […]

  • DATA VISUALIZATION, MULTIMEDIA EXAMPLES

    Posted on May 2nd, 2014

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    Understanding a Storm with 3D Imagery

    No sooner did meteorologists take note of a historically calm spring severe weather season, than three straight days of killer tornados raked across the South and Midwest. Beginning on Sunday, April 28th, 2014, a violent outbreak of severe weather killed more than 38 people in eight states, including fifteen reported deaths in Arkansas and twelve deaths in […]

  • DATA VISUALIZATION, MULTIMEDIA EXAMPLES

    Posted on April 24th, 2014

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    Launching the Upshot

    On April 22, 2014, The New York Times launched its new politics and policy website, The Upshot with the goal of helping readers better navigate the news using data, graphics and technology. Graphics and interactives, built by The Times’ award-winning graphics staff, are a central part of what The Upshot will bring to readers. The focus at the onset is […]

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