Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Crisis in Iraq Interactive WSJ
A creative interactive showing the day by day news events out of Iraq, as located on a map.

The calendar is a nice touch; pme little broken thing is that, if you click on the calendar date, the corresponding text element is not highlighted; the reverse does work. And I wish the ethnicities would stay up.

Then one wonders what the next steps should be. Should we be able to show events, say for the past four months in Mosul? Or by ethnic area, or by province? Can we make this tie in with videos? Or stories? How hard would it be to have the captions robot-read?

What should a next-gen story-telling platform looks like?

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