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.
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An example I recommend
My example this week, NSA Files: Decoded, was published by The Guardian in November 2013. The story responds to your scrolling by playing embedded videos, in which experts speak instead of being represented in text. In other words, the videos replace what would normally appear as a quote in the text at that spot in the story.
There’s more interactivity as the story continues. Check out the Three Degrees of Separation graphic and see how your Facebook friends expose yo to surveillance by the NSA. Or find out how (not) diverse the Judges of the FISA Court are.
There’s a very interesting backstory about how this online story was produced. The journalists literally tell you how they made this.
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