News Media Archive:

Interactive twitter tracker on NBC. (via)

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Another color coded graphic news aggregator. This one from the Guardian.

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Interactive timeline of approval since inauguration. Some dates are annotated. Apparently the Guardian used the Real Clear Politics rating (2nd chart), which is an average of many different polls – nice! And while we’re at it, USAToday’s Approval Tracker allows you to compare presidents’ ratings since Truman and is updated regularly.

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The infamous election maps begin to spawn… This one includes fairly detailed analysis of the close races.

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2009 Top News

In: News Media

4 Jan 2010

Good Magazine presents a treemap of news coverage, colored by politics, culture, business, and “bad news”. Interestingly, Sociological Images notes that the data comes from the Pew Research Project’s Journalism.org, which presents a weekly report of media content – including additional breakdowns such as by media outlet.

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A table of important things, time-relevant things, and stuff we’ve already forgotten about. Thanks to Nathan Sweet for passing it on.

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View the top Diggs for any day using the calendar selector in the middle. Nicely done.

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If you haven’t seen them before, the real-time Digg Stack and Swarm are very cool as well.

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An odd little tool – it’s a timeline of major economic, domestic policy, and foreign policy events and developments. It’s not clear to me what use the bars are. Perhaps a calendar would have been better?

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It turns out the Economist has a series of very well produced explanatory videographics on a variety of economic and political topics:

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Poor Header

In: News Media

23 Sep 2009

The newspaper doesn’t always do that great a job of interpreting statistics. It appears someone in the graphics department forgot that the 2009 number was only for part of the event (or thought the footnote was sufficient). To be fair, according to this article, attendance was indeed up this year.

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Browse visually through the news of time period (month, day, year) Click on “add more queries” to control the content sources displayed. Filter by date, or do a search. Unfortunately only goes back to 2005.

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