Examples of interactive journalism – Week 4

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My example for this week is Bloomberg Billionaires. It’s a fun way to sorts lots of data about the richest people in the world.

Bloomberg Billionaires

If you use Chrome, you can right-click (Control-click works on Mac) to see that this interactive is pure HTML5 + CSS. Sweet.

Code for Bloomberg Billionaires

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5 thoughts on “Examples of interactive journalism – Week 4

  1. Dana Edwards says:


    “68 Blocks: Life, Death, Hope” (made in December 2012)

    This news package was created by multiple journalists who reported over the course of a year in Boston’s Bowdoin-Geneva neighborhood, a neighborhood known for trouble. While the story is split into five parts, my favorite part of the package is the left side bar which features interactive data journalism such as maps of homicides and narrated Instagram photos.

  2. http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/datablog/interactive/2012/jul/26/london-2012-price-olympic-games-visualised

    “London 2012: what’s the real price of the Olympic games? Visualised”

    I thought this was pretty interested. It shows what the real price of the Olympic games was and where the money was coming from and where it was going to/what part of the Olympic took a large part of the money. I like how they broke it down in chunks. First, there are four big circles, then the reader can hit one and it opens up to even smaller chunks and then even smaller chunks. Each chunk is based on what it is being compared to, so while the circle might be bigger in a smaller chunk, it is actually just showing how big a chunk from the chunk already divided. (I hope that made sense, but great interactive.)

  3. Good job, Dana. Your first link pointed to a big project with a lot of diverse parts and sections. Your second link points to something I have not seen before — it’s a combination of the journalists collecting pictures from Instagram and then seeking out the people who made the pictures and then interviewing them. The way the audio is designed is a good example of “keep it simple” — no fancy player, just play and pause.

  4. Faithful — This is an unusual example (and a good one). I have never seen circles used quite this way before in an interactive graphic that shows a breakdown of costs and expenditures. The Guardian is famous for having a great data journalism team.

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