Friday, November 30, 2007

Good Job, New York Times

The New York Times website has an excellent feature in their politics section for campaign donations for the current election. On the left is a list of all the candidates and on the right is a map of the United States. You can click on a specific candidate and then on a specific region of the state and see what that candidate received. There is also a link in the upper right hand corner of the page that allows you to search for individual donors as well. I think this way of presenting information is very comprehensive, but is also less daunting then a long news article would be. Its much easier to access the information and its more interactive than just sitting and reading a lengthy article in the paper. I think for stories like campaign donations, with a lot of facts and figures, this format is the way to go.

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