Bob Beamon’s Long Olympic Shadow. New York Times.
I selected an animated infographic about the history of Olympic long jump. The graphic in the video is essentially a bar chart with a timeline as the x-axis. The animation swoops through the chart emphasizing a few different views and points of comparison for the results over the years. The video format allows for a quick drill down about some of the athletes.
Compare the data as portrayed in the video to the interactive graphic and photos below. The interactive is limited by having to show all of the jumps in a small space within the browser window. Because the 3D camera in the video zooms in an out, that graphic is able to show details like which country each athlete is from. However, the video is really edited to tell just a few narratives. Its not practical for a user to use the video to find out what year an Italian athlete won a medal.
On the interactive graphic itself, I appreciate the basketball court overlay as a reference, but some grid lines would have been useful to help in making accurate comparisons between the different athletes.
+ a proposed title or headline: Starbucks and Sky-High Retail Rates
+ a story slug — up to three words that capture the essence of your story: Starbucks; Neighborhood; Rent
+ a list of the story’s key elements:
- Does the opening of a Starbucks mean that all of the local retailers in your neighborhood will close and apartment rents will skyrocket?
- How does Starbucks choose it’s new locations in New York City?
- What do the de Blasio administration and the New York Economic Development Corporation have planned to support small businesses in the outer boroughs?
+ a news hook, or explanation of why this story matters now:
With Bill de Blasio taking office, there is increasing attention on changes to the outer borough neighborhoods and what types of demographics those changes are being catered to. Starbucks is planning to open 3,000 new stores in North America by 2017 (we will find information about what new locations are currently slated in New York City).
+ a description of and link to the data (which means you have to find your data!):
Cleaned up Starbucks data:
Retail Rent Data:
+ one source you have already spoken with or at least three potential expert sources and your plans for reaching them:
- NYU Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy.
- Real Estate Board of New York.
- Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate Research at ColumbiaMedia InquiriesKeshia Mark
- Baruch Real Estate
- Todd Trewhella. Director of Development at Starbucks Coffee Company
- Someone at RKF. A large New York retail real estate broker
- Farron Roboff, Senior Vice President at Royal Properties. Has leased to Starbucks locations.
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