• AUDIO, VIDEO

    Posted on April 24th, 2015

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    This Week in Multimedia Journalism

    The Huffington Post has an article entitled, “Office Michael Slager Tells Dispatch ‘He Grabbed My Taser’ After Killing Walter Scott (AUDIO).” In this article, they provide the audio recording of Officer Slager’s call to dispatch about an event that resulted in the death of an unarmed man. They also provide video a bystander took of […]

  • DATA VISUALIZATION

    Posted on April 23rd, 2015

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    After Tournament Fun

    The Associated Press explained the NCAA tournament with an interactive data visualization wheel. Losing teams are shown in gray, and by clicking on different areas of the wheel the user can see the statistics for a particular game and the teams that played. Other options for the wheel include showing just the upsets, or showing […]

  • DATA VISUALIZATION, INFOGRAPHICS

    Posted on April 20th, 2015

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    Data for the Throne

    Image courtesy of The Washington Post

    The Washington Post got into the HBO show “Game of Thrones” with an impressively detailed and visually appealing illustrated guide to the 465 on-screen deaths that have occurred in the past four seasons. This is a wonderful example of data visualization combined with infographic. Each death is detailed with the who, how, why and where, […]

  • AUDIO, VIDEO

    Posted on April 16th, 2015

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    Data Sonification

    Data-Driven DJ made a song that corresponds to median household income of three boroughs the New York City Subway’s 2 Train goes through. “Two Trains: Sonification of Income Inequality on the NYC Subway,” shows how the subway is both chaotic and orderly, all through sounds, and the video uses two maps to show which parts […]

  • PHOTOJOURNALISM

    Posted on April 15th, 2015

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    Images of Child Miners

    The Wall Street Journal’s article “Photos: Inside the Dangerous Lives of Underage Gold Miners,” is a stirring story that becomes even more impactful with the images captured by Matjaz Krivic. These photos of mining children laboring show how these young people struggle to make a living in places that very well may kill them. They […]

  • DATA VISUALIZATION

    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 […]

  • PHOTOJOURNALISM

    Posted on April 2nd, 2015

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    Caution to Viral Photos

    GIZMODO did a great job of reminding us why we should be vigilant when reposting images through social media. Photography is a great storytelling medium, but it’s important to remember that it can also be misleading. GIZMODO demonstrated this with an article showing 10 viral photos that weren’t what they appeared to be. The article incorporates both real and fake images to demonstrate […]