News Media Archive:

“Based on the New York Times ‘Living In‘ columns from the past ten years, this map uses color-coding to represent publication dates and provides a list of common phrases that describe the locations.”  The phrases are pretty entertaining.

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Uses “elastic lists” to find articles. Much better than the normal search

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Yet another news aggregator visualization. But this one spins and is in color!! Ok, perhaps that’s a little snarky — there is some clever design here, but I question how useful it is – maybe if it was on a wall sized touchscreen or something.

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Recent news items illustrated as a giant interactive network map. “Subjects-represented by the circles below-are connected to one another if they appear together in at least two stories, and the size of the dot is proportional to the total number of times the subject is mentioned.” The nice part is you can drill down to the actual news articles on the right. Updated daily by Slate.

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From a Washington Post article on fatal helicopter accidents. What first looked like just one kind of interesting chart turned out to be three solid ones once you started clicking around. (Thanks to Jane An for pointing them out).

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Much like the news map, the oursignal.com treemap aggregates headlines from Digg, Reddit, Del.icio.us and a couple others (should include slashdot, IMO). Spotted over at Information Aesthetics.

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Timeline of “Doom!!” (hype).

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The new information cycle:

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The old cycle:

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Similar in interaction to the Baby Name Wizard, this chart shows the frequency of top media quotes over time. Click on a single meme to zoom in and isolate it (or start typing in the box at the top and it will filter in real time – type “econ” for example).

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I could have sworn I posted this before, but it took Kelso’s post to remind me that I hadn’t. It’s a very nice interactive google-news aggregator:

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