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Newsmap

Newsmap

News headlines, grouped by color-category in a Mondrian-like layout; sized and shaded to illustrate, at-a-glance, the quantity and freshness of a news story across thousands of media sources. Tabs across the top allow a country-by-country comparative view of the proportion of news/story coverage in different countries around the world.

You can see Newsmap in action here.

“Newsmap is an application that visually reflects the constantly changing landscape of the Google News news aggregator. A treemap visualization algorithm helps display the enormous amount of information gathered by the aggregator. Treemaps are traditionally space-constrained visualizations of information. Newsmap’s objective takes that goal a step further and provides a tool to divide information into quickly recognizable bands which, when presented together, reveal underlying patterns in news reporting across cultures and within news segments in constant change around the globe.”

“Newsmap does not pretend to replace the googlenews aggregator. Its objective is to simply demonstrate visually the relationships between data and the unseen patterns in news media. It is not thought to display an unbiased view of the news; on the contrary, it is thought to ironically accentuate the bias of it.” —Newsmap website