New York Times: Death of Osama Bin Laden: How Significant a Moment?

Ingenious interactive captures and visualises reader sentiment: "We asked readers the following questions: Was his death significant in our war against terror? And do you have a negative or positive view of this event? Readers — 13,864 of them — answered by plotting a response on the graph and adding a comment to explain the choice. Each light blue dot represents one comment. Darker shades represent multiple comments made on a single point."

Telegraph: AV referendum: What if a general election were held today under AV?

Interesting analysis on a Fusion Tables based map: "This new analysis suggests the result of the 2010 general election would have resulted in the Labour Party gaining more seats than the Conservative Party, using predictions for second and third preferences. "

Nieman Journalism Lab: AP Interactive visualizes a future of stories that reach beyond text

"the AP’s Interactive department is pumping out a steady amount of work, it’s what they’re creating — and how they’re creating it — that’s really interesting: from data visualizations to mash-ups of video, maps, and animation that can jump from website to phone to (soon enough) tablet. Often, they’re creating those features against the backdrop of breaking news."

New York Times: Cellphones Track Your Every Move, and You May Not Even Know

Story on the Zeit Online data retention interactive: “This is really the most compelling visualization in a public forum I have ever seen,” said [Matthew Blaze, a professor of computer and information science at the University of Pennsylvania], adding that it “shows how strong a picture even a fairly low-resolution location can give.”

Online Journalism Blog: Is community moderation etc. journalism? Another ice cream question

"The point of community management/SEO/social media optimisation etc. from a journalist’s point of view is that it should seek to involve readers as early as possible, and so improve the editorial product while it is produced. Not only that but also so that, once published, any errors/additions etc. are likely to be added by users. It’s the difference between seeing users as passive audiences, or as active collaborators."

Online Journalism Blog: Bella Hurrell on data journalism and the BBC News Specials Team

"Data is only useful if it is personal – I want to find out about schools in my area, restaurants near me and so on – or when it reveals something remarkable. The duck pond debacle from MPs expenses data or the Iraq civilian death records kept by the US revealed by Wikileaks’ release of the Iraq war documents are both examples of individual stories from big tranches of data that really resonated."

Flowing Data: Adults with college degrees, over time

"The strength of the [Chronicle of Higher Education's] interactive graphic is in the filters. They let readers zoom in on the group they're most interested in. Narrow down by a variety of demographics such as gender or race, as well as select only counties that match criteria such as high population or wealthy."