Maps and data that tell a story about Maine. May also do charts. Basically: graphic data that doesn’t necessarily fall under a typical category of a newspaper (could be business sometimes, other times could be lifestyle.)
That was the pitch I sent my editor for this blog. The idea was to create a home on the site reserved solely for graphics.
I like telling and reading stories that are graphically based. I like the clarity that these media can lend to some stories.
But there’s so much data out there. I’ve lately seen a ton of maps and charts floating around the web that I just had no idea what to do with.
This is definitely a thing, I’d think. But it doesn’t fit anywhere on our site right now.
So what kinds of things will you find here?
Tomorrow there’ll be a literary road trip map. I’m also working on a statistical analysis of the best chocolate chip cookie in Bangor (it will be quixotic and exhaustive). There will be some important data in here as well, but I don’t want to limit it to any one topic. This blog will be all over the place.