Data is alive!!!

Google recently released a new tool called the GIF maker that compares data in an animated format. Vignette is creating a data visualization on women’s reproductive rights as part of the EJC grant, and Jennifer Noland from World Press Photo’s online magazine, Witness, suggested we look into data GIFs. The Google GIF maker is pretty… Continue reading Data is alive!!!

Truth, Tech & Community #NISHBR

Building Bridges to Foster Journalism Innovation – Today I attended a conference in Hamburg, Germany in conjunction with European Journalism Centre and their News Impact Summit. There were some interesting issues that were addressed, from data journalism to social media metrics. Check out these interesting point from the conference. Data Journalism Isabelle Sonnenfeld from Google News… Continue reading Truth, Tech & Community #NISHBR

Going Viral – how to make your story last

Once you go viral, you never go back. If only that was true! What happens *after* social campaigns take off? When there’s a spike in interest around a particular issue, it can just as quickly fall out of fashion. So why does this happen and how can a social campaign continue to gain ground, even… Continue reading Going Viral – how to make your story last

Reproductive apps — creative solutions to the global gag rule

Global crises surrounding refugees, famine and climate change are on the rise, but so are grassroots solutions aimed at helping at-risk populations. As we discussed last week on this blog, there are already many tech solutions being implemented in Africa to help combat famine.   Another hot button issue is the implementation of the Mexico… Continue reading Reproductive apps — creative solutions to the global gag rule

Webby Awards 2017 — innovative storytelling on global issues

Nominees for the Webby Awards have been announced, and there are a lot of innovative stories to explore. Here are the projects that grabbed my attention.   Websites: Activism This category has two nominees that explore women’s issues in very different ways. The data visualization agency Two-N is the creator behind this year’s Global Gender… Continue reading Webby Awards 2017 — innovative storytelling on global issues