Flowing Data challenge: Getting the News


Flowing Data challenge: Getting the News


Flowing Data visualization challenge


Over at Flowing Data, Nathan Yau sent out the challenge to visualize the Pew Research Center data about how people get their news. There are many excellent examples created that can be seen over in the Flowing Data comments (some very different, some improving on the original).

My take does the following:

  1. Compares only two sources at once. A parameter control allows the user to toggle through Internet versus any other (including an average of all the traditional sources). This really emphasizes the growth of the internet (especially in compared to newspapers).
  2. I choose to use two visuals, one that showed the % of respondents, but the other showing the rate change compared to the base year (2001). Showing both at once tells the story in a much stronger way.

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