Media News - Thursday, August 23, 2012
On Monday, Aug. 20, the Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo announced the launch of the website FolhaSPDados, an online resource for the up-coming mayoral elections in the city of Sao Paulo. The website will feature interactive maps and infographics to illustrate and accompany the newspaper's coverage of the election's main themes. Besides reporting information publicly available from government offices, independent research institutions and universities, the project aims to contextualize the data with visualizations and news about health, housing, mobility, and security, among others, according to the website Jornalistas da Web. Leading the effort is journalist Gustavo Faleiros, a Knight International Journalism fellow who also oversaw the interactive map project InfoAmazonia. "The idea is to contextualize or guide reports with the data. We're going to maximize tools like Google Fusion Tables, Tilemill, and Gecommons, and attempt to bring them into the newsroom. The goal is to unite different areas like art, technology and journalism," Faleiros explained. (Knight Center)
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