• DATA VISUALIZATION, INFOGRAPHICS

    Posted on September 28th, 2016

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    Interactive Map: How Fast is Los Angeles Fire Department?

    Interactive maps are powerful tools in a visual journalist’s repertoire because they can simultaneously present data and geographic information. In the interactive map, How fast is the LAFD where you live? The Los Angeles Times analyzed more than a million runs by the fire department over a five-year span. The graphic compares the runtime of fire […]

  • VIDEO

    Posted on September 21st, 2016

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    Virtual Reality and 360 Degree Videos

    Virtual reality and 360 degree video allows journalists to tell stories in dramatic ways. This new medium immerses viewers by placing them in the middle of a story as it unfolds. Viewers can travel to a vast array of environments and even have the freedom explore their surroundings. The Associated Press has a dedicated section […]

  • DATA VISUALIZATION

    Posted on September 13th, 2016

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    Data Visualization: Hamilton

    The critically acclaimed musical “Hamilton” contains incredibly complex rhyming lyrics that draw inspiration from traditional musical theatre as well as modern hip-hop and rap. The Wall Street Journal created an algorithm to visualize the lyrics and analyze how common rhyming and rapping techniques intertwine to create one of the most popular musicals of 2016. The […]

  • PROFESSIONAL PERSPECTIVES

    Posted on September 8th, 2016

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    Joe Ward

    After studying geography at the University of Buffalo, Joe joined The New York Times as a cartographer. After a short stint as a mapmaker, he spent several years there as a page designer before becoming the Times’s sports graphics editor. He has held that position since 1991 and his work focuses on data visualization and […]