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Poets for Science

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On Saturday, I’m humbled to be a part of the March for Science in Washington, D.C. Most likely I won’t be marching, due to chronic pain, but I will be participating in another, meaningful way. Through serendipitous chance, I was invited to be a part of the poetry teach-ins that are happening during the day. […]

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Interactive maps & timelines: worth a thousand words

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This is it. You’re reading the final post for my Online Journalism course. I may continue to update this blog every so often, when the interactivity or web design strikes me. For the last post, I am highlighting interactive timelines in national and local news. Timing the Arab Spring protests Several newspapers and news organizations covered […]

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Mapping opinions and votes

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It’s that time of year again. Leaves of various colors, sweater weather and … politics! Every major news organization has to have an electoral map for the election. These maps try to explain the complex electoral college system and votes needed to win the presidency. They show through visuals and numbers which and how many […]

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Personalizing data

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Normally numbers don’t do anything for me. Numbers don’t explain clearly — they confuse, and distort and complicate. That’s why I like words. But when numbers are personalized and shown visually, it’s like they’re transformed from abstract values to sentences and paragraphs. Data for your area The Washington Post’s Top Secret America uses lots of numbers to […]