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)

EmailTwitterGoogle+FacebooktumblrPinterestReddit


Newest Posts

Must read FOI stories – 7/25/14 July 25, 2014, 5:49 pm
Annual reports – the pros July 25, 2014, 6:39 am
Must read FOI stories – 7/18/14 July 18, 2014, 6:04 pm
Social Media’s Place in the Society’s Ethics Code July 16, 2014, 3:07 pm
SPJ in the news: White House letter reaches its destination and then some [updated 7/15] July 15, 2014, 6:00 pm
FOIA should be proactive, not reactive July 15, 2014, 4:14 pm
Third draft out on ethics code revision July 14, 2014, 7:32 pm

Copyright © 2007-2014 Society of Professional Journalists. All Rights Reserved. Legal

Society of Professional Journalists
Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Center, 3909 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208
317/927-8000 | Fax: 317/920-4789 | Contact SPJ Headquarters | Employment Opportunities | Advertise with SPJ