Examples of interactive journalism – Week 2

This post has two purposes: (1) To present an example of interactive journalism that I recommend; and (2) To allow you to reply with a new link to an example of interactive journalism that YOU recommend.

It is optional for you to post a link. If you do, it counts toward extra credit (provided it meets the criteria). You can read the details on the Required Work page, under the subheading “Extra credit.”

Do not post more than one link.

Your link must be functional — that is, I click it, and it goes directly to the example you wrote about.

Do not reply more than once to this post.

After the next “Examples” post appears on this blog (that will happen on Monday, Jan. 21), any reply made here will not count.

My New Example, Recommended

The world at seven billion: This 2011 graphic from BBC News is a very interactive way to encourage people to think about the growing population of our planet.

Make sure you try all four parts.

If you View Page Source and go to line 757, you can see the simple HTML that creates the interactive form.

The world at seven billion

The Example I Showed in Class

Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek. This New York Times multimedia feature had the world journalism community talking and tweeting like crazy as soon as it appeared online.

More than 3.5 million page views for New York Times’ “Snow Fall” feature: This blog post reproduces an internal New York Times memo about how popular the multimedia feature turned out to be.

How We Made Snow Fall: A Q&A with the New York Times team. In this post at Source (a project concerning journalism code), the graphics director, graphics editor, video journalist, and deputy director for digital design who created this feature explain how they did it.

Your Reply

Leave a comment on this post to submit your example for this week.

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

Write one sentence about why we should appreciate it.

8 thoughts on “Examples of interactive journalism – Week 2

  1. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/02/07/world/grand-rue-pano.html

    This interactive example features scenes from the destruction after the earthquake in Haiti, and was published in 2010.

    While not necessarily as impressive as the Snow Fall elements, I like that the reader can scroll at his or her own pace to see each picture of destruction that connects with the one next to it as stories pop up to explain what bits of news occurred at those locations.

  2. Hi, Dana. That’s a good example. If you view source, you can see it was made with Adobe Flash, but I think I’ve seen similar things since then that were made with JavaScript.

  3. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/06/29/arts/music/build-a-pop-song.html#/?id=song-2_2_0_2

    This is pretty nice. So here, the New York Times had a video interview with a vocal producer, and it shows how he works with the vocal artists tuning their voices.

    So in this interactive, it allows you to choose which final recordings you like best, and you can see if it matches up with the vocal producer’s thought of the final best.

    I also like that after choosing four different audio selections, you could listen to it all together at once. It’s a pretty cool interactive design.

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