May 24th, 2011 | Published in Uncategorized
For those of you that are more interested in my visualization work, our group recently announced the launch of a new set of projects that we’re calling “Sketches.” Sketches are short projects that we work on for a week or two for the purposes of exploring a dataset, playing with new technology and having loads of fun.
I’m really excited to share the first of such projects, NYTWrites. I’ve been interested for some time in the field of Journalism and the way that it’s changing. I’ll admit that I’m one of those people who loves quality investigative reporting and fears for our hard working journalists as our attention spans shorten. I was really curious to see how stretched they actually are in their writing assignments. Does a reported assigned to cover Japan also write about baseball? Or do they get to dedicate themselves to one topic?
I won’t go into great details here about how the visualization works. I’ve written up a fairly comprehensive post on the VCL blog about that very topic. I will however let you get right to it. Let me know if you find any interesting searches!