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The New York Times. How different groups voted. Inflation. Swine Flu. The Jobless Rate for People Like You. Linked Open Data. New york times data visualization. BBC News. BBC launched an informative multimedia package titled “Mapping UK’s Teen Murder Toll” right before Christmas.

BBC News

I wasn’t in the mood to talk about death around the holidays, so I decided to put this project off until the new year. As we jump head first into January, I would now like to highlight BBC for their great use of data visualization in this latest project. BBC’s package is divided into four sections: a text overview, the database of victims, victim-map mashup, and a slew of statistics. This project reminds me of LA Times’ homicide map, which I wrote about in a previous post. (The package has been on hiatus since November, but if you haven’t seen it yet, bookmark it for later reference.) One thing I particularly enjoyed about the LA Times’ project was the level of interactivity within the data sets. There is something to be said when journalists are able to put a face with a name for their readers. British Timeline. DataArt. For those who don’t know me, I’m a researcher for BBC Research & Development.


For the last fifteen months I’ve been on attachment with BBC Scotland learning about how R&D interfaces with production divisions. Prior to my attachment I worked closely with Ian on Backstage events such as the Edinburgh Un-Festival and Over the Air so now I’m back in the fold I’ve been asked to work with a small team on the closedown and migration of BBC Backstage. A few weeks have passed since the announcement that Backstage is due to close.

It’s taken a while to get up to speed but recently we’ve really started to get a clear idea on what we need to do to close down Backstage in a way that preserves its legacy and continues to support its community. Here’s a brief rundown of what we’ve been up to. At the moment we’re working our way through the current website to working out which projects are still live. To help commemorate Backstage we’ll be producing a retrospective ebook at the end of the year. USA Today. Jobs growth forecast. Economic consulting firm Moody's Analytics has forecasted U.S. job growth by geographic region and by industry.

Jobs growth forecast

This interactive was updated Aug. 27, 2012. We will update it each month. This graphic shows actual job growth through second-quarter 2012 and Moody's Analytics' forecasted job growth for third-quarter 2012 through second-quarter 2016. It covers every state, the District of Columbia and 384 metro areas, broken down by fourteen industry sectors. The data are seasonally adjusted. National, state and metro data through second-quarter 2012 are averages of monthly data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey. The CES survey tracks the number of people employed full and part time by industry. The CES survey is based on a sample of businesses and government agencies and is subject to sampling and nonsampling error. Tiger Watch.

Nation's GDP. The index predicts future real GDP growth (gross domestic product, adjusted for inflation) based on 11 leading economic and financial indicators.

Nation's GDP

Four of the 11 indicators were positive in July, up from three in June. Positive indicators include hours worked, real capital goods orders, the real money supply and light-vehicle sales, all of which increased. TIME. New England Journal of Medicine H1N1 map. Digg labs. Carsonified.

OECD Factbook eXplorer for analysing country statistics. Real-time Web Monitor. Network Performance Comparison. Network Overview. Stopping the Coal Rush Map > Environmental Law Program > Sierra. Global map - Annex I.