Bieber’s transformation from the perspective of data journalists

Justin Bieber’s transformation from a cuddly look into a troublesome teenager has been graphically described by a group of data journalists led my Richard Johnson, Graphics Editor at the National Post, a newspaper from Canada. Johnson has a great collection of data stories of this kind, which are not very interactive since they are more taught for print than for online, but they are worthy to have a look at. Read the rest of this entry »

Showing key events with a timeline

Background features and articles on issues that took a long time to unravel often end up with a lot of important dates when something crucial for the story happened. Writing for online media offers you the opportunity to showcase those events in an interactive timeline, likeĀ this one that I did for the blog Frack This Shale, as part of my work for my MA in Science Journalism. It took me around two hours until it was ready for being published, and actually, the part that took more time was researching the events that I wanted to add to my timeline. Read the rest of this entry »

How to fusion tables for creating maps

Knowing how to fusion tables in Google Drive is a very useful skill to create nice maps to visualize data and improve the understanding of a story. The following are the steps I followed to produce this map: Read the rest of this entry »

Volume of electronic waste set to rise by a third

Electronic waste in India. Greenpeace India.

Electronic waste in India. Greenpeace India.

The amount of electronic waste produced globally is set to grow by a third between 2012 and 2017, according to a forecast made by experts at a global partnership created to tackle e-waste.

The forecast was made as the Solving the E-Waste Problem (StEP) Initiative launched an interactive, online world map depicting the amount of electronic waste produced in different countries across the globe and a report showing the amount of e-waste shipped from the United States to developing countries. Read the rest of this entry »