The hills of Western Hungary, after a flood of toxic red sludge from an alumina plant engulfed several towns and burned people through their clothes.
According to the New York Times, “The drought that has settled over more than half of the continental United States this summer is the most widespread in more than half a century. And it is likely to grow worse.” [Full article]
“Asian Americans are the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the U.S, with Asians now making up the largest share of recent immigrants. ” Read our new report, “The Rise of Asian Americans,” just released: http://pewrsr.ch/KIJP63
Be sure to check out this neat visual summary of Nielsen’s 2011 State of the Media report.
Revisit Malcolm Gladwell’s piece on the story behind one of Apple’s earliest innovations: the computer mouse.
Google has announced it has partnered with electronic device maker iRiver to release the first e-reader to integrate its Google eBooks platform, launching July 17 in Target stores and on Target.com. The iRiver Story HD will allow readers to buy and read Google eBooks over a WiFi connection, displaying books on its high-resolution e-ink screen and QWERTY keyboard. The device will retail for $139.999, offering hundreds of thousands of paid Google eBooks and over 3 million free titles. (via Google eBooks gets its first integrated e-reader - TNW Google)
2/3 - Portion of news devoted to international affairs in the first half of 2011
"In the first half of 2011, foreign events dominated the U.S. news media. The protests and violence throughout the Middle East and North Africa—known as the Arab Spring—were the most covered foreign events, accounting for 17% of the overall newshole, from January 1-June 30. Other significant stories included the tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan (5%) and the death of Osama bin Laden (4%), according to PEJ’s News Coverage Index.” —journalism.org
PS: You can also design your own chart with PEJ’s custom chart creator.
The percent of U.S. adults with an e-book reader doubled from 6% to 12% between November 2010 and May 2011. Hispanic adults, adults younger than age 65, college graduates and those living in households with incomes of at least $75,000 are most likely to own e-book readers. Parents are also more likely than non-parents to own these devices.
Read the full report: E-reader ownership doubles in six months
Journalists are now drowning in documents and data. The tools we have to deal with this are actually pretty primitive.
Jonathan Stray, interactive technology editor for The Associated Press, which won a Knight News Challenge grant to develop data visualization tools so that journalists can find the stories contained in mountains of data and documents.
More info about the project here: http://overview.ap.org/