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NICAR 2015 Slides, Links & Tutorials // Ricochet by Chrys Wu. Remembering Pearl Harbor. Angkor — Interactive. Interactive - Bear 71. Gun Country. Start - Otto’s Journey. A global guide to the first world war - interactive documentary. California's Getting Fracked. California s Getting Fracked Everything oil companies aren’t telling you about the extent of fracking in California, and what it means for your food, water, and health.

California's Getting Fracked

How what you eat demands more water than you think it does - Los Angeles Times. California's crippling drought has prompted conservation efforts, such as replacing grass lawns and minding how long you leave the tap water running.

How what you eat demands more water than you think it does - Los Angeles Times

But what about the food on your plate? Agriculture uses 80% of California's water supply, and producing what you eat can require a surprising amount of water. Give me a random plate 276 gallons. Mark every death. Remember every victim. Follow every case. Los Angeles Murders and Homicides - The Homicide Report - Los Angeles Times. Mark every death. Remember every victim. Follow every case. The Best Online Storytelling and Journalism of 2014. 5) A Big Year for Crowdsourcing and Eyewitness Media The term crowdsourcing is nearly 10 years old, but in 2014 crowdsourcing in journalism took a few big steps forward.

The Best Online Storytelling and Journalism of 2014

Introducing Pulp and Pulp Press. How we made our first comics-journalism feature—and the tools for you to make one, too Last week, Al Jazeera America published its first piece of comics journalism—a co-production between reporter Michael Keller and cartoonist Josh Neufeld.

Introducing Pulp and Pulp Press

“Terms of Service: Understanding our role in the world of Big Data” is an illustrated look at privacy and technology in an age where people are putting more and more of their personal information online, or using new devices like sensors to record their exercise and sleeping habits. Web Tools for Multimedia Storytelling - Tech@CUNYJTech@CUNYJ. Want to make your stories more engaging?

Web Tools for Multimedia Storytelling - Tech@CUNYJTech@CUNYJ

Here are a few tools that might help. Inaugural Words: 1789 to the Present - Interactive Graphic. A Collection of Olympic Torches - Interactive Graphic. Going to the End of the Line - Interactive Feature. The Water Dance. One in 8 Million - New York Characters in Sound and Images. Press 'R' And This Incredibly Brilliant Honda Ad Switches To A Parallel Storyline.

The Best Online Storytelling and Journalism of 2013. In 2012 I posted a round-up of the best online journalism of the year, which grew as others added their favorites.

The Best Online Storytelling and Journalism of 2013

My list focused on journalism that could only be done online, the kind of storytelling that take advantage of the unique opportunities the Internet provides. This tended to be deeply visual reporting that wove together text, audio, images and videos. As I created my 2013 list however, I saw much more data journalism and an increasing use of tools that engaged readers or rethought the basic flow of storytelling for a more participatory audience. Look At This : NPR. I’m Wes Lindamood, an interaction designer on the NPR Visuals team.

Look At This : NPR

I’ll be joining you here on Look At This from time to time to explore design, technology and (I hope) some interesting stories about how we see the world. Today’s rabbit hole: Faces in things. "Ooh - I think I hear the recycling truck! "— @FacesPics. Making Timelines. NICAR 2015, Lena Groeger What does history look like?

Making Timelines

The Secret Life of Passwords. 中日新聞:御嶽山噴火から1か月. Streets of Occupy. Budget expected to dominate 2015 session - Baltimore Sun. Occupy Lapse. Maricel: A maid’s tale. Maricel Angeles, at the age of 29, has been many things: would-be nurse, university dropout, waitress, devoted single mother.

Maricel: A maid’s tale

Her child is the most important thing to her, so when job opportunities ran dry in her native Manila, and with her daughter soon to begin grade school, she made the difficult decision to leave her family behind and take on a new role as a domestic helper abroad. A friend had recommended a high-paying job in the Middle East - a well worn path thousands of Filipinos tread each year, seeking an overseas income that will stretch much further at home. Maricel’s mother, Leny Angeles, 58, had worked as a part-time caregiver in Canada - the same country where Maricel’s older sister Cheryl currently works as a Chili’s restaurant manager at Calgary International Airport.

The Night of the Gun by David Carr. A Day in the Life. Everything You Need to Know About Planet Earth. Beyond Bytes. How the world violates human rights, country by country. This map provides a snapshot of the human rights violations identified by Human Rights Watch (HRW) in their 25th annual review.

How the world violates human rights, country by country

The analysis of more than 90 countries is undertaken with human rights activists in the respective countries and this year, Kenneth Roth, HRW director, said human rights violations were fuelling the rise of groups like Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Boko Haram and others. “Human rights violations played a major role in spawning or aggravating many of today’s crises,” Mr Roth said as the report was published on Friday. “Protecting human rights and ensuring democratic accountability are key to resolving them.”

The organisation welcomes the recent report into torture in the US but highlights that Barack Obama has "refused to investigate, let alone prosecute, those who ordered the torture detailed in the Senate report". Liter Of Light. Writings On Media, Culture, Nature, and Community. Caffeine Informer. Documenting Innocent People Killed by Law Enforcement. Black In History. Get the data: Drone wars. Stories. Climate Refugees Reporter Anna York traveled to Newtok, Alaska, to see firsthand how the rising sea threatened the stability of the village and its residents. Down the lines As energy consumption increases, the construction of power lines has fallen behind, leaving the energy grid in jeopardy.

Debating coal’s future The residents of Meigs County, Ohio are faced with the potential of a new coal plant, which could harm the community’s health but also create jobs. The high energy diet The food we eat is processed using a large amount of fossil fuels and often travels a long way before arriving on our plates. Mining the mountains. World Food Clock. Museum of Fine Arts in Boston opens new Art of the Americas Wing. 30 High Quality and Most Influential Web Design Blogs of All Time. The Wilderness Downtown. Interactive Narratives - The Best in Multimedia Storytelling and Multimedia Journalism.

23 Amazing Single Page Websites. When a website doesn’t call for a lot of content, it might be a good idea to go with the single page approach – where all of the content lives on the home page and the navigation, in most cases, allows the user to jump from one section to another. In the past few years, we’ve seen a steady increase in popularity of these types of sites, mainly partly because the use of jQuery can make for some nifty transitions and effects.

For you’re inspiration, we gathered some really nice examples of websites that use only one page to show all their content. From minimalist layouts to colorful ones, from plain and simple menu navigations to parallax scrolling, you will find plenty here to inspire you. A digital watering hole for multimedia enthusiasts. Green Honey. Language represents our view of the world, and knowing its limits helps us understand how our perception works. I used the data from Wikipedia’s “Color” entry for different languages. My assumption was: "Different languages have different ways to describe color.” Interactive - National Film Board of Canada. Beautiful websites 2014. The Poverty Line. Alma – A tale of violence.

Dialysis Facility Tracker. By Robin Fields, Al Shaw, and Jennifer LaFleur, ProPublica, Updated October 4, 2013. 2010 Census: Children less than five years old in Chicagoland. Parallax.js. Advertising, Design & Creative Inspiration - Digital Synopsis. Guillaume JUVENET - Portfolio. Robby Leonardi. Home of the World's Most Influential Journalists. Look At This : NPR. GoodUI. Ed and Periodic Videos. Bloomberg Billionaires. Chinese Proverbs for the Mind.

9 Web Design Trends Set To Boom in 2014. Ian James Cox - Freelance Web Designer Manchester. Every Last Drop – An Interactive Website about Water Saving. Deconstructing Images. Award-Winning Newspaper Designs. Advertisement Print and Web are different. Traditional layout techniques from print, particularly an advanced formatting, aren’t applicable to the Web as CSS doesn’t offer sophisticated instruments to design such layouts (e.g. text floating around an embedded image; some “floating” techniques provide such results, however they produce bloated source code just as well).

State Worker Salary Database: Database. Updated January 22, 2015: Now includes 2014 CSU pay, 2014 civil service pay, 2013 University of California pay, and 2012 state legislative pay. Gapminder: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view. Home Appliance Energy Use. In the United States, over 20% of our total energy consumption is residential. In fact, in the United States, we are the 7th largest per capita consumer of residential energy. NSA files decoded: Edward Snowden's surveillance revelations explained. Two factors opened the way for the rapid expansion of surveillance over the past decade: the fear of terrorism created by the 9/11 attacks and the digital revolution that led to an explosion in cell phone and internet use.

U.S. Gun Deaths in 2013. Digital Attack Map. In Climbing Income Ladder, Location Matters. International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Far Beyond Snow Fall — The Message. Smashing Magazine — For Professional Web Designers and Developers. Magazine websites. 17 example of long-form online story/interactives with parallax effects and HTML5 video (Snow Fall-like) - daigo.orgdaigo.org. Nikola Tesla - Master of Lightning. Slavery Footprint - Made In A Free World.

CSSDA - Web Design Awards & Inspiration For Solo Designers, Studios & Agencies. Arcade Fire / Just a Reflektor. In the wild · Prinzhorn/skrollr Wiki. Firestorm: The story of the bushfire at Dunalley. Interactive documentary and the future of journalism. Hollow - An Interactive Documentary. Return to Elwha. Serious Games Directory – Bayreporta. Journalism and video games come together as a new form of storytelling in Brazil. SPENT. Budget Puzzle: You Fix the Budget - Interactive Feature. StoryMap JS - Telling stories with maps. Timeline JS - Beautifully crafted timelines that are easy, and intuitive to use.

Glimpse Inside the 2015 Digital Reporting Toolkit.