Cool stuff

I’ve arisen from the sick bed, gone back to work and excited about the the multimedia finds this week in my RSS reader.  Three notable links:

First, repeat after me: “Data can be cool.”

Say it together now …

User Interface Engineering (UIE), gave some good examples this week of how the New York Times makes data fun.

“All this data could be presented in a multi-column chart. However, because of the interactive nature, there’s a game play aspect to the exercise, making it instantly more engaging for the user.”

(Via CyberJournalist.net)

No. 2: Make better slide shows

Colin Mulvany gives great tips on improving the quality of slideshows.

No. 3:  Blog on

Old-school journalists like to put down bloggers, but now we have to ask, which one is going to be kicking our butts next? The Polk Award for Legal Reporting has gone in the past to traditional journalists.  But year: for the first time, it went to a blogger, Joshua Michah Marshal, author of Talking Points Memo.

(Via CyberJournalist)

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