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Rebuilding Haiti

Rue89

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Produced by: Jean Abbiateci, Florent Maurin (The Pixel Hunt), Pierre Morel, Perceval Barrier, Bérénice Froger, Dotify

Four years after the earthquake, how is Haiti rebuilding itself? If you were part of the process, would you be able to make the right choices? “Rebuilding Haïti" is an interactive piece of journalism. The form mixes newsgame and longform journalism. The story is about development issues (like rural exodus, land reform and brain drain). More…


The Execution of Burton Abbott | Bancroft Microfilm

News21

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Produced by: Matt Buxton, Angela Kilduff, Amanda Dyer, Steve Saldivar

In 1957, UC Berkeley student Burton Abbott was tried, convicted and executed for the kidnapping and killing of a 14-year-old girl. The case was based on purely circumstantial evidence, and a created a media frenzy in its day. This tool allows users to look at the news articles leading up to the execution, and vote on whether they thought Abbott was guilty of his crime. ( This project was done entirely in HTML5, no Flash used. ) More…


A Close Look at Racial Politics Behind Bars

News21

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Produced by: Elizabeth Peirce, Guilherme Kfouri, Robert Rogers,

California is going through the fragile process of desegregating the housing quarters of all of its prisons. In February 2010, Folsom State Prison became the fourth prison in the system to integrate its housing program. This map shows some of the politics that go into a typical prison yard at Folsom, and why many inmates are not happy about the integration policies. More…


Powering a Nation: An Inuit Village Loses Its Land

News21: North Carolina

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Produced by: Anna York, Harvard, and Phil Daquila, UNC

News21 reporter Anna York traveled to Newtok, Alaska, to see how the rising sea threatens an American culture. Accompanied by photographer Phil Daquila, her story explores villagers losing their way of life -- and their land. The project received an NPPA monthly award and has been featured on 32 Gannett Web sites, on their climate change special reports. This project is supported by the Carnegie Corp. and Knight Foundation. More…


Powering a Nation

UNC-Chapel Hill

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Produced by: Laura Ruel, Don Wittekind, Chris Carmichael, Nacho Corbella, Phil Daquila, Zach Ferriola-Bruckenstein, Jenn Hueting, Eileen Mignoni, Melissa Moser, Sara Peach, Monica Ulmanu, Courtney Woo, Anna York, Ashley Zammitt

Energy makes America go. But the way we get it is more complex and vulnerable than most of us realize. The truth about energy is that change won't come easily. Here, you can explore America’s energy stories, meet the people behind the debate and join the conversation about our future. This project was UNC-Chapel Hill's contribution to News21, a Carnegie and Knight initiative developed to foster innovation in journalism. More…


Texas Coast Damage Interactive

Internet Broadcasting

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Produced by: Greg Bro

Hurricane Ike tore through Texas, leaving destruction behind. Take a look at some of the damaged areas. More…


Crane Collapse in Manhattan

The New York Times

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Produced by: Shan Carter, Graham Roberts, Haeyoun Park, Joe Ward, Archie Tse

Interactive graphics on the Upper East Side accident that killed two people and severely damaged several high-rise apartments. More…


How Michael Phelps Won His First 2008 Gold

The New York Times

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Produced by: Shan Carter, Karen Crouse, Graham Roberts, Joe Ward

In his first race of the 2008 Olympics, Michael Phelps captured the gold medal in the 400-meter individual medley and set a new world record in the process. With seven races coming up this week, he hopes to top Mark Spitz’s record of seven gold medals in a single Games. More…


13 Seconds in August: The 35W bridge collapse

Star Tribune

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Produced by: Rhonda Prast, Jane Friedman, Dave Braunger, Vanessa House, Pam Louwagie, Regina McCombs, J. Pinkley

They were stuck in Minneapolis traffic on their way home from work. They were going to spend time with in-laws, work out, pick up a child from the sitter, deliver a truck load of bread. Then the 35W bridge collapsed into the Mississippi River. At that moment, the lives of nearly 200 people were suddenly and irrevocably linked. Each number represents someone on the bridge that evening. Click to read their stories, hear their voices and see the faces of survivors and those who died as the bridge collapsed. More…


A Quiet Night's Menace

The Los Angeles Times

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Produced by: Rick Loomis, Hector Becerra

Saturday night, July 21, and it's been slow in South Los Angeles, scary slow. Two Los Angeles police officers stop a pair of young gang members for jaywalking, a good excuse to ask some questions. Video and audio on the streets of South L.A. with the LAPD, narrated by The Times' Rick Loomis and Hector Becerra More…