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Lesons learned from air travel infographics: why simple and accurate is best

March 30, 2011 by

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By JENNY STEVENS A series of infographics with a consumer focus featured on the Reuters website this week, taken from travel blog Nile Guide. The focus was on the state of air travel and how the customer experience has decreased in the last 60 years. They wanted to show how air travel has changed – […]

Middle East unrest: Guardian interactive timeline

March 30, 2011 by

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By JENNY STEVENS For those who may have lost track of protests in the Middle East, The Guardian have come up with a handy interactive timeline of Arab and Middle East unrest. Choose a date and scroll over the pins for a concise pop-out story of a particular event, with a link to a longer […]

Japan’s earthquake tragedy: the best and worst infographics

March 19, 2011 by

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BY BEN WHITELAW The news coverage of Japanese earthquake, and especially the first hand video of the resulting tsunami, has been extremely tough to watch for the sheer scale of the disaster. But the magnitude of the earthquake and the subsequent economic issues have led many media companies to turn to infographic and visualised data […]

Covering Libya: Do we need a mashup?

February 25, 2011 by

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By SARAH MORRISON Before Robert Fisk provided the first dispatch from Libya for The Independent on Thursday, there had been something of a media blackout imposed on the country. Despite the fact that there were reports that more than 1,000 protestors had died in the clash with security forces to end Gaddafi’s 42-year rule, websites […]

Those in the know: founder of Innovative Interactivity Tracy Boyer

January 26, 2011 by

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By BEN WHITELAW In our second ‘Those in the know’ post, we chat to Tracy Boyer, founder and managing editor of Innovative Interactivity, which quite brilliantly markets itself as “a digital watering hole for multimedia enthusiasts”. TRACY BOYER 1) What would you say is the role of multimedia storytelling in the media? Where does data […]

Three ways the New York Times cuts graphic trumps the Guardian

November 22, 2010 by

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by BEN WHITELAW Seeing Stories has already looked at the Guardian’s attempt to involve their readers in the recent Comprehensive Spending Review. Last week, the New York Times released their own ‘Budget Puzzle’, a quick interactive exercise to see how users balance the books. We look at three reasons the NYT have got one over […]

Those in the know: narratives director Chiqui Esteban

November 17, 2010 by

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by BEN WHITELAW Seeing Stories is proud to announce its new blog series, Those in the Know, in which we quiz experts in infographics and photojournalism. First up is infographics-whizz Chiqui Esteban, New Narratives Director of lainformacion.com in Madrid. CHIQUI ESTEBAN 1. What would say is the role of infographics in the media? If I’d […]