Magazine project resource

I just ran across an online slide show that might be helpful to you as you work on your magazine project, particularly as you think about developing a short-form info box or graphic to accompany your magazine piece.

It’s a slide show on Data Visualization by Mindy McAdams, who teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in online journalism at the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida.

McAdams also writes the Teaching Online Journalism blog, where she recently posted a short history of breaking online news, which was subsequently turned into a timeline of milestones in online journalism. Check ’em out!

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The long and short of it

Check out the latest project, 100 Percent SJSU, by Kyle Hansen, the Spartan Daily‘s online editor, and friends. It’s a graphic look at diversity and ethnicity at SJSU…and it’s also a good example of a short-form story alternative (see p. 128-129 in Harrower text) that condenses and graphically displays data to make it more reader friendly.

Click on the icons on the campus map to see pie charts showing the ethnic breakdown of students in each college. Note: in case you’re wondering, the School of Journalism and Mass Communications is part of SJSU’s College of Applied Sciences and Arts (CASA), represented by the medical icon.