For those of you who have journalism as a focus, or who have had that focus, but who feel that there is no future in newspapers as the web democratizes everything, you absolutely have to see the video that is posted here.
This is both a beautifully realized work and also is a pointer to what can be done in aiding communication…
Here is some information on the person who created it….
GEOFF McGHEE is an online journalist specializing in multimedia and information graphics. Over the past decade he has worked at The New York Times and ABCNews.com, and in France at Le Monde Interactif. In 2009-2010, he spent a John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University studying data visualization. In July 2010, McGhee began a new job developing visualizations and interactive content for the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford.
- Journalism in the Age of Data: Visualization as a Storytelling Medium (infosthetics.com)
- Journalism in the Age of Data (flowingdata.com)
- Journalism In The Age Of Data (neilperkin.typepad.com)