Award winning data project from The Washington Post on debt collectors

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/investigative/2013/09/08/left-with-nothing/
This is a great investigative journalism – shocking story of how vulnerable people lose their homes if they fail to pay even very small tax bills.

Companies that buy the debt are entitled to evict homeowners and take the whole property even though the original debt could have been as little as $50.

Interactive video tools and some good examples

Here are a couple of open source interactive video authoring tools worth playing with:

https://popcorn.webmaker.org/

http://kettlecorn-edit.innovation-series.com/

Easy to use. Different scenes on a video can trigger different infographics and text, and all similar combinations you can imagine.

Then you have proprietary platforms like Interlude, with seemless switching videos, that loop out and back into the main narration, and are awesome.

http://www.pepsi.com/en-gb/d/content/2559/Pepsi-celebrates-music-and-football-proving-that-NOW-IS-WHAT-YOU-MAKE-IT

http://video.bobdylan.com/desktop.html

 

Football World Cup Fever

Some interesting World Cup pieces of content that are worth looking at:

In English:

http://app.globoesporte.globo.com/copa-do-mundo/cidade-da-copa/en.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-27699398

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/06/08/magazine/world-cup-curse-of-maracana.html

In Spanish and Portuguese:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mundo/noticias/2014/06/140606_brasil_2014_seleccion_ideal_mundial_jmp.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/portuguese/noticias/2014/06/140606_copa_squad_selector_copa_do_mundo.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mundo/noticias/2014/06/140605_video_brasil_2014_album_historia_jmp.shtml