Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Excellent interactive map at the NYT

Boy, the New York Times Web site sure has come a long way from looking like a carbon copy of its print edition.

This excellent interactive map/infographic of Hillary Clinton's Africa visit not only tracks her route through the different countries, but also offers blurbs summarizing her message at each stop, links out to related NYT articles, and features embedded audio and video clips of significant events in the various destinations.

What they could add to this are links to noteworthy pieces on other Web sites, especially citizen blogs and independent news sites, hence allowing traffic back and forth.

And if they're going through all that trouble, they might as well allow me to embed it as well!