Excellent interactive before/after redistricting maps.
"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."
Ed Roussel: "We are interested in recruiting, not an army, but a small number of people in interactive graphics and looking at what we can do to do a better job with video. ... The three biggest challenges for us editorially in the next year will be multimedia, multi-device tablets and smart phones and social media."
"Applied Works is producing an ongoing series of interactive graphics to support The Times’ recently-launched iPad app."
"This is pretty cool, Applied Works is producing a number of interactive infographics for The Times’ recently-launched iPad app. It is another pointer to how some of the really great stuff we are going to see digitally away from the web."
Genius way to illustrate the conundrum facing every news executive thinking of raising a subscription barrier: "Paywall!, our revenue game ... allows you to explore the situation at the [New York] Times or at any other news site. ..."
"I have been tracking multimedia work documenting the Haiti earthquake since I wrote about the initial coverage I saw two weeks ago, and I can say without a doubt that El Mundo’s multimedia coverage is the best I’ve seen thus far."
How the New York Times built an interactive graphic based on 1.9 million records of video rental queues obtained from Netflix.
Aron Pilhofer talks about the New York Times' various interactive data projects. Particularly interesting idea: present political news in the form of Facebook updates. Also, on news revenue models: "We shouldn't be looking the iTunes, we should be looking for iPod. We should be looking for great platforms."
A look at the Interactive Newsroom Technologies group, the New York Times' team of "journalists-slash-developer": "This team would “cut across all the desks,” providing a corrective to the maddening old system, in which each innovation required months for permissions and design. The new system elevated coders into full-fledged members of the Times—deputized to collaborate with reporters and editors, not merely to serve their needs."
Juan Antonio Giner on using stock file images to illustrate news stories like the Madrid air crash: "It’s decoration, not journalism".
Interactive charts that show "how world records in Summer Olympic events have fallen (or risen) in the past century. Scales have been adjusted so percentage changes are comparable, and, to show how certain records compare to each other, speed is sometimes plotted instead of time. "
Flowing Data presents some alternatives to the hideous pie chart...