Here’s a great example of Flash journalism from USA Today. The ‘Candidate match game’ allows you to see which candidate’s views match yours most closely by answering 11 questions on issues ranging from the Iraq war to same-sex marriage and health insurance.
A particularly nice touch is the sliders which allow you to ‘weight’ each issue – so if health care is more important to you, and you couldn’t care less about immigration, you can skew the results accordingly. More “news you can use”, and less politics-as-spectator-sport. Nice.
Excelent post. I shared it with some clients. Keep up the good job
Thanks for pointing this out Paul – I’m really enjoying the use of widgets by some of the US news sites.
Do you know of any UK news sites that are doing the same thing? I haven’t come across any as yet, and am just wondering why?
Depends what you mean by widgets – the Guardian do similar useful Flash work, and the Telegraph seem to be innovating around their blog platform where you can subscribe to other bloggers, rate them, etc. Liverpool Echo has a nice tagging system though it could be opened up. But yes, I agree the widgets haven’t yet arrived on these shores so much.
Paul, here in Brazil we’re doing something with flash too.
You can drag the little maps into the big map to view the crossing of areas of GDP of agriculture, slave work and deforestation
It’s nothing compared to this USA Today flash – a great job -, but it’s a kind of flash use too.
Thanks – great piece of Flash – if I understand it right…
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Flash based journalism is the way to go for features and long form journalism – here’s where we are at at Winchester.
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‘Yes’, the Cart can be used for subscriptions.
Majority of our merchants’ buyers are actually international. Sadly, not a lot of local users are accustomed to buying things online.
It does not include a website (although we also offer that service separately). You can get any 3rd party to do the website and we will just integrate with them.
1. There’s a movement to radically change California government, by getting rid of career politicians and chopping their salaries in half. A group known as Citizens for California Reform wants to make the California legislature a part time time job, just like it was until 1966.
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