Monthly Archives: January 2011


The StoryWall below chronicles the 2010 Bedlam football game between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State through a kaleidoscope of photos, videos and text. Click any part of the wall to expose a different story piece. The story pieces will rearrange with each page refresh.

This post was submitted by Matthew Clayton.

Rebuilding Chrissy’s face

An accidental shotgun blast blew away much of Chrissy Steltz’s face in 1999, when she was 16. Now, 11 years and nearly two dozen surgeries later, she has a new silicone “face” to match her original eyes, nose and cheeks.

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This post was submitted by mfriesen.


The Places Series, Cultural Awareness Know it and our series of NDepths showcase our use of multimedia in storytelling.

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This post was submitted by OPUBCO Communications Group.

Haiti Photo Essay

Reporter Kimberly Wilson and photographer Bruce Ely scrambled into Haiti just days after a magnitude 7.0 quake struck the island nation Jan. 12. They followed international relief efforts and talked to many people from the Pacific Northwest with an interest there. They returned in December to see how the country has fared nearly a year after the disaster.

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This post was submitted by mfriesen.

Oregon’s 2010 Championship Season

Be ready for the big game with this special edition multimedia keepsake, which takes you game by game through Oregon’s road to Glendale and push for the Bowl Championship Series title. Follow along the Ducks’ quest for the national title with exclusive content from The Oregonian

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This post was submitted by mfriesen.

Crime L.A.

The Times’ database of Los Angeles County crime reports delivers the power of neighborhood crime analysis to each reader’s computer. Its visual interface adds context to crime statistics, with a clean design that invites readers to interact on many levels.

Using data from the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Crime L.A. creates maps and reports for the hundreds of cities and neighborhoods covered by these agencies. It provides detailed crime reports and incident-trend profiles that allow readers to view the information in the context of where they live and work, as well as to share comments and insight.

With daily updates, readers can keep current on local crime and compare crime levels across more than 200 neighborhoods and localities. When violent or property crimes rise sharply in LAPD-patrolled neighborhoods, the system delivers a crime alert. Long-term statistics are available for areas covered by LAPD and the sheriff. This is part of the Mapping L.A. project, which launched in 2009 with The Times’ map of 87 neighborhoods in the city of Los Angeles, re-drawn with the help of readers who redrew with our initial boundaries. It runs alongside Homicide Report, an interactive that tracks every homicide in the county using a database and searchable map. Each has built on the former, with a seamless integration that makes otherwise daunting data manageable and accessible to the public.

Crime L.A. was produced entirely with open-source software including Django, Google Maps, jQuery, OpenLayers, PostgresSQL, Simile and Timemap.

The landing page is The interactive database can be found at

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This post was submitted by Tracy Boucher.