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Data Visualization: Journalism's Voyage West

Data Visualization: Journalism's Voyage West
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Arlington Hyperlocal Picks Its Own Patch, Turns a Profit Last week I was among the questioners at a panel of hyperlocal news sites in the DC region called, “Up Next – Hyperlocal Coverage: Neighborhood Blogs, Community Websites, and the Future of the News” at the National Press Club. If you click the link you’ll see folks from DCist to were on the panel, as was Brian Farnham, the editor-in-chief of Aol’s Patch (video here). Discussion floated among the usual hyperlocal topics while most the smaller sites seemed to restrain themselves from poking at Patch. In fact, Patch president Warren Webster later said over email: “This is arguably the most exciting time in the history of local media, as companies large and small help shape the rapidly changing landscape. All of the local DC sites represented themselves as passionate, caring and really hard-working leaders of their micro-community doing whatever it took to get the hyper-news — even if it meant riding a bike across town in the rain to get a picture.

Everything you need to know about fast food A Day in the Life of The New York Times R&D LabsA snapshot of site traffic to on June 25, 2009. Have you ever wondered where the readers of The New York Times’s Web site come from, and what kind of devices they use to read our content? In a past life, not too long ago, when I worked in The Times’s research and development labs, we started a research visualization project to explore this very topic. I worked on these visualizations with Michael Young, Michael Kramer, and Noriaki Okada. The two videos below show the traffic to on June 25, 2009, the day Michael Jackson died. The top video represents readers coming to the Web site from the United States. Just watching these maps glow can be a mesmerizing experience, but there’s another fascinating piece of data within this particular day. It’s also intriguing to see the heartbeat of reader visits throughout any particular day. New York Times U.S. New York Times World Traffic Data — Mobile and Web

MALBOUFFE – McDo vu du ciel, cartographie d’un empire Steve Von Worley Les Etats-Unis vus du ciel ? La densité de la population américaine au commencement de la ruée vers l'Ouest ? Vous n'y êtes pas : voici une carte de la répartition des McDonald's américains réalisée par le photographe Steve Von Worley et consultable en ligne à cette adresse. "La lecture de cette carte nous confirme que le géant du fast-food, qui compte plus de 13 000 restaurants aux Etats-Unis, s'implante méthodiquement dans et autour des agglomérations, ainsi que le long des réseaux autoroutiers, analyse le site Le blog Arcorama s'est amusé à fabriquer la même carte pour la France, deuxième plus grand marché du groupe à l'échelle mondiale. Arcorama nous explique le modus operandi d'une telle réalisation. Les auteurs ont ensuite ajouté un halo dégradé symbolisant la distance entre restaurants : Le site propose enfin un lien vers une carte mondiale du prix du Big Mac. Signaler ce contenu comme inapproprié Cette entrée a été publiée dans Actualité.

Violence Against Journalists in Afghanistan Data journalism at the Guardian: what is it and how do we do it? | News Data journalism. What is it and how is it changing? Photograph: Alamy Here's an interesting thing: data journalism is becoming part of the establishment. Not in an Oxbridge elite kind of way (although here's some data on that) but in the way it is becoming the industry standard. Two years ago, when we launched the Datablog, all this was new. Meanwhile every day brings newer and more innovative journalists into the field, and with them new skills and techniques. These are some of the threads from my recent talks I thought it would be good to put in one place - especially now we've got an honourable mention in the Knight Batten award for journalistic innovation. 1. Florence Nightingale's 'coxcomb' diagram on mortality in the army Data journalism has been around as long as there's been data - certainly at least since Florence Nightingale's famous graphics and report into the conditions faced by British soldiers of 1858. The big difference? 2. 3. Sometimes. 4. Read more about this map 5. 6.

45 Years of Star Trek [INFOGRAPHIC] On Sept. 8, 1966, the dream of producer Gene Roddenberry came true: The first regular episode of Star Trek aired, beginning one of the greatest sci-fi enterprises in history. The series received mixed ratings throughout the first two seasons and was even temporarily pulled off the air after season three. During the next two decades, Star Trek bounced between animation, film and television, ultimately capturing the hearts and minds of millions of fans around the world. If you're a fan of the series, chances are you know most everything about it. Source: All about our solar system, outer space and exploration

Sightsmap Comparing US states with countries: US equivalents Which countries match the GDP and population of America's states? IT HAS long been true that California on its own would rank as one of the biggest economies of the world. These days, it would rank eighth, falling between Italy and Brazil on a nominal exchange-rate basis. But how do other American states compare with other countries? Also see our other "country equivalents" interactive maps:Indian states and territories as countriesChinese provinces as countriesBrazilian states as countries

Infographie : les sites d'info pure players passés au crible - Médias / Net De Rue89 au nouveau Newsring, voici notre banc d'essai des principaux sites d'information en ligne indépendants de la presse papier. >Lisez aussi notre enquête “Les pure players ou le pari de la presse en ligne

Facebook, Twitter, Youtube et Google : nouvelles armes de la politique extérieure américaine au Maroc et dans le Monde arabe L’ascension de Barack Obama qui l’a mené à la présidence des États-Unis en 2009 s’est jouée sur l’impopularité grandissante des deux guerres (Irak et Afghanistan) dans lesquelles le pays était engagé. Aux premiers jours de la mandature d’Obama, et conformément à son programme de candidat, le président demande au Pentagone – ministère de la Défense – de lui proposer des plans de désengagement progressif des conflits irakiens et afghans, et au State Department - le Département d’État , centre névralgique de la diplomatie américaine – de réfléchir à une alternative crédible et innovante pour poursuivre les agendas américains (lutte contre le terrorisme et démocratie au Moyen-Orient) à moindres couts (soft power). « America’s image and influence had declined in recent years and the United States have to move from exporting fear to inspiring optimism and hope » comme le résumait Joseph S. Nye, théoricien du Soft Power. L’événement aurait pu en rester là. #netfreedom

45 Years of Star Trek [Infographic] This week the Star Trek franchise turns 45. Check out this infographic to see a sweeping retrospective that includes everything from the pilot episode to the introduction of the BORG to the current generation movie. Of all the interesting things on the infographic one of the most interesting is how close Star Trek came to being canceled. Have a bit of Star Trek trivia or lore to share that wasn’t included in the infographic? The Evolution of Star Trek [ via Geeks Are Sexy] Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek.