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Guns, Wars and Terrorism in a real size PageOneX (photo essay)

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I finally installed the PageOneX real size project with stories related to guns, wars and terrorism. Come visit the display this week to the second floor of building E14 at MIT Media Lab. Thanks all of you that helped in this process!
What follows is a photographic guide to the PageOneX real size installation.
out-of-town-news_kioskYou’ll not find Washington Post or LA Times in Boston news stands. It’s so difficult to get the paper!

I would have never thought it was so difficult to get the paper

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It was one of those ideas that seemed easy: to build a real size 1:1 scale of a PageOneX analysis. I just needed to buy 4 newspapers during 4 weeks, highlight certain stories, and put them on the wall. However, as it usually happens, things are easier said that done.

Finding the newspapers

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Who wrote the news? Gender in the front page

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The best way to show the last improvements in PageOneX's development is by using them. After lasts Ed's commits it is possible to draw as many rectangles as you need when coding a single front page, whereas before it was only possible to draw 2 rectangles per image.

3 steps to measure the corruption coverage in Spain

Corruption coverage in Spanish newspapers

The fast-growing list of corruption investigations in Spain have involved almost every institution in the country: the major political parties, the royal house, the supreme court or the national bank, just to mention some of them. Everyday, new information and a new case is released/unveiled, provoking an increasing sense of indignation. It is also true that the levels of indignation have reached an apex, that they cause either incredulity or insensitivity.

Tweets and the streets with Paolo Gerbaudo


Last Wednesday we had Pablo Gerbaudo presenting his book Tweets and the streets: Social Media and Contemporary Activism at the Center for Civic Media. It was a great opportunity to share ideas, and research, about the use of social networking sites in social mobilizations in the: Arab Spring (in Egypt), Indignados (Spain), Occupy (USA).

PageOneX, ready steady go!

This blog post was first posted at numeroteca.org on June 6th 2012.


View this datavis full size at gigapan and the related post about May 2012 social  mobilizations in Spain.

Today's post is to present the tool we are building this summer: PageOneX. The idea behind is to make online and easier the coding process of front page newspapers. Make  this visualization process available for researchers, advocacy groups and anyone interested. I'll will give some background about this process.

Analyzing newspapers' front pages

Surface dedicated in Newspapers front pages vs. Twitter about #ows #Occupy #occupywallstreet Nov 17th

Surface dedicated in Newspapers front pages vs. Twitter about #Occupy Nov. 17th after Occupy Wall Street eviction.