Examples of interactive journalism – Week 13

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This week’s example might not excite you much if you are not a baseball fan — but it’s an example of how the D3 library can help us make highly interactive data graphics. Here’s a suggestion: Show this graphic to someone who DOES like baseball, and ask them what they think about it!

Screen capture: Strikeouts - NYT

This kind of graph is called a scatterplot — see Making a scatterplot, a tutorial that’s part of a set of good D3 tutorials.

We saw an earlier example of D3 at work in the Week 11 example.

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5 thoughts on “Examples of interactive journalism – Week 13

  1. http://www.bringyourchallenges.com/i-might-live-how-long

    Prudential’s Challenge Lab

    This might be more of an advertisement than a journalistic piece, but I honestly think this is pretty neat use of code. Prudential combines animated graphics, slideshows , video and more to create a click-through presentation that shows viewers why they might want to start planning for retirement. Click the “Next Challenge” button at the bottom to continue through the whole presentation.

  2. Kristen Morrell says:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2012/nov/05/you-decide-the-presidential-election-interactive#CO,FL,IA,NV,NH,NC,OH,VA-CA,CT,IL,ME,MA,MI,MN,NJ,NM,NY,OR,PA,WA,WI,DE,DC,HI,MD,RI,VT-AZ,GA,MO,MT,AL,AK,AR,ID,IN,KS,KY,LA,MS,NE,ND,OK,SC,SD,TN,TX,UT,WV,WY

    You decide the 2012 US presidential election

    I really like this example of interactive journalism because it is fun and simple. The visual shows the two presidential candidates standing with balloons in their hands. Each balloon represents a state. The balloons in Romney’s hand show the states he was predicted to win, and the balloons in Obama’s hand show the states he was predicted to win. The balloons the share in the middle show the tossup states. By hovering over each balloon, you can see the state, the number of electoral votes it has and the margin by which the candidate is favored. You can even move balloons and see how the electoral vote changes.

  3. Paige – I was skeptical (at first) about the journalism element, but there is a lot of REALLY FUN stuff in this example! Thanks for sharing. It’s a good one.

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