Examples of interactive journalism – Week 12

As always, add your own example for extra credit by providing a link in a reply to this post. (You still have four chances to post, Weeks 13–16.)

Here’s a cool interactive data graphic from The Washington PostWhere Congress stands on Syria. I know that might not sound sexy to you, but check out what you can do with a giant dataset and some jQuery magic.

Here, I sorted on all members of Congress who are “For” military action:

Washington Post graphic

Here, I searched for a Florida representative (Alcee Hastings) using the search box at upper right:

Washington Post graphic

Click the image below to see full-size links to all JavaScript and jQuery files used in the graphic:

Washington Post JavaScript

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Leave a comment on this post to submit your example for this week. Rules are on the Required Work page.

Make sure your link is correct and functional.

Include the title or headline of the example you are linking to.

Write one sentence about why we should appreciate it.

About Mindy McAdams

I teach courses about online journalism at the University of Florida. I love to travel. I ride a Vespa. You can find me on Twitter (@macloo).

Posted on March 30, 2014, in Examples. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/royal-mail/10378097/Royal-Mail-share-float-what-are-your-shares-worth.html

    “Royal Mail share float: what are your shares worth?”

    As the title suggests, this interactive graphic by The Telegraph allows users to calculate how much their shares in Royal Mail (a UK postal service company) are worth. The form input only affects the value above the graph, but you can also hover over different parts of the line chart and see the exact share price for different times of the day over the past week. I like this graphic because it serves a very specific & narrow purpose, but it’s a really useful tool for anyone who happens to be in its target audience.

  2. Good example, Brittany. That chart was made with Highcharts JS:


    Highcharts is a VERY popular JavaScript tool for making interactive charts.


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