Examples of interactive journalism – Week 3

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My example for this week is Gun laws in the US, state by state, by the U.S. branch of The Guardian, an excellent news organization based in England. You don’t need to click anything on the graphic — just roll over each state in the wheel shape. Check out how the use of color makes everything so clear.

U.S. Gun Laws

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6 thoughts on “Examples of interactive journalism – Week 3

  1. Dana Edwards says:

    “Census shows rise in foreign-born” BBC News UK, Dec. 2012

    The use of color in the visualizing populations changes in England and Whales allows readers to easily see the outcomes of the census. Readers can see changes in their areas, charts that summarize the data, and ethnicity changes by going through the tabs. I think it’s interesting how the visuals have an emphasis on the drop in Christianity.

  2. Caitlyn — This certainly counts as a valid example, but please keep in mind that there are other kinds of interactivity. This one is not nearly as interactive as the Pitchfork example from last week, where I enjoyed scrolling up, and down, and up and down again, and again, to watch the photos change. This Verge example doesn’t do as much as that one — not nearly as much. And if we compare this Verge story to the NYT “Snow Fall” — big difference.

  3. “Twitter network of Arab and Middle East protests – interactive map”


    Also from The Guardian, this interactive allows readers to view twitter updates on protects around the Arab world and the Middle East. You can click on a country, and a hundreds of tweets appear, starting from the most recent and then changing to older updates.

    It’s kind of like the twitter hashtag where you search for all tweets related to an incident. I thought it was interesting to see where all the tweets are coming from and helps the reader relate with the news geographically, by seeing how spread apart the countries are. Great invention!

  4. Faithful – I really like that one! I had not seen it before. When you right-click on the map or the tweets, you can see this interactive was made with Adobe Flash.

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