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Aron Pilhofer on data journalism, culture and going digital


datajournalismlinks:

"The way I see it, data journalism is a continuum where the work that Phil Meyer, Barlett and Steele were doing 30 years ago [continues] all the way to today, with people like Sarah Cohen and John Keefe, all sharing kind of the same elements. You treat data as a source [in your reporting]."

blech:

A Google Trends chart used as part of the argument for the death of the guitar tab website, from the Washington Post’s story, A generation learned Nirvana songs on guitar tab Web sites. But now? Nevermind.
Meanwhile,

new Web sites and technologies gradually cycled tabs toward obsolescence. You could stare at the minimalist, Courier-New tab page for “About a Girl” until your eyes crust over — or you could click over to YouTube, where 38,000 people have uploaded tutorials for the exact same song.

blech:

A Google Trends chart used as part of the argument for the death of the guitar tab website, from the Washington Post’s story, A generation learned Nirvana songs on guitar tab Web sites. But now? Nevermind.

Meanwhile,

new Web sites and technologies gradually cycled tabs toward obsolescence. You could stare at the minimalist, Courier-New tab page for “About a Girl” until your eyes crust over — or you could click over to YouTube, where 38,000 people have uploaded tutorials for the exact same song.

WNYC, Data Journalism, and Org Identity

contentplusengagement:

On expanding their data journalism

“If we try to compete by typing words against The New York Times, the BBC website, and the Guardian,” he said, “we can’t win that game.” But if WNYC combines audio with “powerful, data-driven visualizations and tools and projects, that’s a place where we can make a mark as a small and ambitious news organization.”


archiemcphee:

For a public installation entitled Magic Carpets 2014, French artist Miguel Chevalier transformed the floor of the Sacré Coeur cathedral in Casablanca, Morocco into an interactive psychedelic light show choreographed to music by Michel Redolfi.

Visitors walk across a massive carpet of light that first appears as an unstable monochromatic display before giving way to vivid blocks and whorls of color. The trajectory of the kaleidoscopic shapes and colors changes in response to visitors’ footsteps.

Click here for video of the installation in action.

[via designboom]


bisexual-community:

once-upon-a-smile:

Tumblr, you’re doing something right.

This is what happens when you search the tag suicide, depressed, self harm, and eating disorder. To anyone struggling with any of these things, please reach out and seek help.

You are worth it and you deserve it. 

Also, please reblog this so more people can see this. It could save a life. 

Since both suicidal ideation and eating disorder rates are high in the bi community….

datajournalismtools:

“Visual Investigative Scenarios is a data visualization platform designed to assist investigative journalists, activists and others in mapping complex business or crime networks.”

datajournalismtools:

Visual Investigative Scenarios is a data visualization platform designed to assist investigative journalists, activists and others in mapping complex business or crime networks.”


rinotino:

Screenshot of the new website I’ve launched:

The Data Visualisation Catalogue

Newsbeat app creates a radio show based on your favorite news sites

android-top-news:

New Post has been published on Android Top News

Newsbeat, a new app from Tribune Company, reads aloud news from over 7000 US publications, compiling them together into a short radio show to listen to on your daily commute.    

http://goo.gl/pFPpmL

#Apps, #NewsApps

Hack Your Bookshelf: Build an Interactive Book Database


Skills easily translatable to data journalism in this tutorial.  

silkapp:

If you want to keep track of your reading habits in a new interactive way, this post is just for you. I’ve created this Silk out of my Goodreads account. I will explain how you can do the same in 5 easy steps: from a plain CSV file to an interactive database in a few clicks.

What You…

[social sandbox] a great way to visualize a Twitter chat


socialmediadesk:

Hi everyone,

This hack is a great way to visualized a Twitter chat. You can see what it looks like here — which can then be dropped (or linked) into a Seamus doc.

We now have all of our Tiny Desk gifs up on Pinterest, thanks to Lauren Katz. If you use Pinterest, please feel free…

vhf/free-programming-books


If Hemingway wrote JavaScript


(Source: fuckyeahcomputerscience)

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At the end, I tried to make a more general point, which is of big importance to me, and which I would like to expand on in the following: You will often hear these days, that data visualization is great for “telling stories”, to “make the complex simple” or to “make boring facts exciting”. While this all true to some degree, I think it misses the greatest quality of data visualization today: to provide us with new kinds of “glasses” to see the world.

Joel de Rosnay described a fascinating, futuristic device in 1979: the macroscope. Just like the telescope allows us to see far beyond what our eyes would allow us, into the depths of space, and the microscope allows us to look at the infinitely small, a device called macroscope could allow us to investigate the infinitely complex: society, and nature.

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Well-formed data » Worlds, not stories (via dadatavis)
ilovecharts:

What Are Haters Gonna Do?

ilovecharts:

What Are Haters Gonna Do?

sameerpadania:

(via FiveThirtyEight | Approaches to Journalism)

sameerpadania:

(via FiveThirtyEight | Approaches to Journalism)

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Lisa Williams

Founder of Placeblogger.com | Winner of Knight News Challenge | Center for Civic Media, MIT Media Lab | Cambridge, MA | @lisawilliams on Twitter | lisawilliams on Github




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