Examples of interactive journalism – Week 13

As always, add your own example for extra credit by providing a link in a reply to this post. (You still have three more chances to post, Weeks 14–16.)

The charts in Fewer Helmets, More Deaths (from The New York Times) react to your scrolling. New data comes into the charts and they change. But what’s super innovative about this story is the way it responds on a phone. See the second image below. Be sure to open this on your own phone and observe the differences!

Desktop: Fewer Helmets, More Deaths

Mobile: Fewer Helmets, More Deaths

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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 April 8, 2014, in Examples and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. The Wall Street Journal made this interactive test/activity, “Does your hand fit your phone screen?” Link: http://graphicsweb.wsj.com/documents/smartphone-ergonomics/?standalone=0

    You follow the instructions and go through three steps to figure out what size phone you should have based on the length of your thumb and index finger. It’s definitely interactive, the design is very simple and easy to use, and it’s a perfect supplement to the article: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304679404579459712875182986

    What I like best about this example is that it serves a very obvious purpose. It makes sense that someone at the WSJ put in the time and effort to make this specific activity for this specific news story. It’s representative of how journalists are using technology to solve problems and engage readers.

  2. Brittany – That’s a good interactive to view and use on a phone.

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