Thursday, August 28, 2014

ProPublica's latest multimedia visualization is simply beautiful

I feel so relieved: I can finally stop keeping my mouth shut. As you may remember, I spent more than a month working with ProPublica over the summer (see here and here.) It was an amazing and humbling experience. While I was there, Al Shaw, Brian Jacobs, and Bob Marshall were putting together an ambitious mapping project about the coast of Louisiana which required, among other things, tons of data, on-the-ground reporting, and satellite image stitching (read a related blog post.) The project, titled Losing Ground, has just been launched, and it's a gorgeous example of how to combine text, photos, audio, video, maps, graphics, and interactive elements.

UPDATE: A behind the scenes article about this project.