Journalism is about telling an accurate story in a compelling manner. A good journalist is always looking to hook the reader with a different perspective. Today’s journalist has to think in multiple dimensions.
And the first graph of this piece could be the worst lead ever constructed.
It’s time to let the story tell the story.
Poynteronline.com highlights a Washington Post story that utilizes Google Mapping to show a geospatial relationship to former president Bill Clinton’s rubber chicken circuit — and the fees he demands.
During the past 6 years, Arkansas’ longest-serving governor earned almost $40 million in speeking fees, according to the Post coverage.
The map allows readers to see where Clinton has spoken during the years 2001 through 2005. You can also show the engagements chronologically, and the sponsor of each event. Transcripts are even available.
No Arkansas visits are recorded — looks like he’s being good to homies when he comes to the state.