Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Inspiring visualizations by Sam Petulla

There's so much inspiring data journalism, visualizations, and infographics around nowadays that it's easy to miss plenty of great projects. The work of NBC News's visualization editor Sam Petulla has been under my radar for a while for some reason. What a shame. I've just discovered this fantastic long-form story published in June this year, which describes who Donald Trump's supporters are. It's an example of how to effectively blend a classic written narrative with photographs, interactive graphs, maps, and animated diagrams.

(This Friday at 3 p.m. EST I'm doing another public hangout with the Google News Lab folks; I'll likely mention this piece, among many others about the Olympics.)