Examples of interactive journalism – Week 14

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USA Today has a spiffy new website design (you should look!), and this graphics package about North Korea’s aggression is jam-packed with interesting stuff.

The map package at the top is really simple — just buttons that change the map images, no animation. You can make this! The timeline (second image below) appears father down on the page, below a short video — all the text for the timeline can be seen in the HTML, starting on line 21 (view source).



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9 thoughts on “Examples of interactive journalism – Week 14

  1. http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/crime/2012/12/gun_death_tally_every_american_gun_death_since_newtown_sandy_hook_shooting.html

    How Many People Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown?

    Slate has made an interactive graphic that shows viewers how many people have been killed by guns. The interactive is displayed as icons of men, women and children. When you mouseover an icon, information pops up to tell you who the icon is supposed to represent and gives information about them. It’s really interesting and overwhelming at the same time. When displayed in this fashion, it seems like so many people. A map is also attached to each individual person represented. So you not only get their personal info, you can see where the
    event occurred.

  2. Kristen Morrell says:


    North Korea v South Korea: every incident mapped

    This example of interactive journalism shows each incident between North and South Korea since the war. By clicking on the dots, white or red, you can see the date of which an incident occurred and what happened. From my understanding, the white dots represent actions taken against South Korea and the red dots represent actions taken against North Korea. Although this is a simple example, it is very effective for its purpose. A map helps the reader to visualize the expansiveness of the war and the drop down helps the reader visualize the frequency per decade.

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