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Sequestration and the Death of Mainstream Journalism

| Peter Klein |Much virtual ink has been spilled over the decline of the mainstream media, measured by circulation, advertising revenue, or a general sense of irrelevance. Usual explanations relate...

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"Specifically, news consumers increasingly recognize that the mainstream media outlets are basically public relations services for government agencies, large companies, and other influential organizations. Journalists do very little actual journalism — independent investigation, analysis, reporting. They are told what stories are “important” and, for each story, there is an official Narrative, explaining the key issues and acceptable opinions on these issues. Journalists’ primary sources are off-the-record, anonymous briefings by government officials or other insiders, who provide the Narrative."

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Data Visualization: Degrees of Interactivity in Infographics

Data Visualization: Degrees of Interactivity in Infographics | Journalism Futures | Scoop.it

With the ever-evolving technological capacities of the Internet we have seen a trend towards interactivity and rich media on the web. Data visualization design is following suit with highly interactive infographics.

 

Data visualization has always been an effective method of representing information. We can date the earliest versions of graphs and information mapping back to the early 1600’s, when Christoph Scheiner and his peers began using diagrams to represent his astronomical research of the sun’s rotation. Technology has given us the ability to visually represent data much more easily with programs like Microsoft Excel, Tulip, Tableau, OmniGraffle and Adobe Illustrator. Software of this nature enables the creation of really stunning and artistic infographics.

 

Additionally, with the ever-evolving technological capacities of the Internet, we have seen a trend towards interactivity and rich media on the web. Dynamic content with high engagement is the most impactful with web viewers, positively affecting user retention and click-through rates. Interactive infographics are essentially a new branch of user experience design using our familiar friends: CSS, HTML, and JavaScript. There are different degrees of interactivity in dynamic infographics: passive viewer, interactive, and highly interactive.

 

Read the complete article for examples and more details on interactive data visualizations...


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The newsonomics of aggressive, public-minded journalism

The newsonomics of aggressive, public-minded journalism | Journalism Futures | Scoop.it
If you want to charge readers for journalism, you have to prove its value — and that means getting beyond he-said-she-said and the view from nowhere.

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A One-Stop, Web-Based Shop For Comic Book Publishing

A One-Stop, Web-Based Shop For Comic Book Publishing | Journalism Futures | Scoop.it

Graphicly abandoned their iTunes-like comic book marketplace to develop a full suite of online publishing tools for visual storytellers.


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The press, Google, its algorithm, their scale

The press, Google, its algorithm, their scale | Journalism Futures | Scoop.it
  In their fight against, Google, traditional media firmly believe the search engine needs them to refine (and monetize) its algorit...

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Facts matter as readers select own truth | theage.com.au

Facts matter as readers select own truth | theage.com.au | Journalism Futures | Scoop.it

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5 really cool things we saw on election night

5 really cool things we saw on election night | Journalism Futures | Scoop.it
News organizations are pulling out some special efforts for election night. Here’s a handful of the coolest projects we’ve seen.
The WNYC map
“We knew that The New York Times, L.A.

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Rethink Government Subsidization of Media

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In many countries, there is a growing debate about how much (or how little) the Government should do to save newspapers. Here in Denmark (where I live) it's no exception. But it seems to me that they are all discussing the wrong thing.

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Google Reader - Data Visualization and Infographics

Google Reader - Data Visualization and Infographics | Journalism Futures | Scoop.it

Alberto Cairo's bundle on
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