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Cool Tools: Google Politics & Elections

Cool Tools: Google Politics & Elections

We’re under an hour away from the official start of the Iowa Caucus, and the Internet is rightly abuzz with the latest polls, news updates, reports, and elections statistics. Election season is an exciting time for communication studies majors — all the more so for students at DC-area universities like American University. Consequently, it’s to … Continue reading

Cool Tool: Google Public Data Explorer

Cool Tool: Google Public Data Explorer

Data visualization is a popular topic of conversation within the world of higher education, and a fast-growing area of research within (and across) several seemingly disparate disciplines. Within communication, for example, data visualization brings together issues highly relevant to familiar topics of visual communication, political communication, film studies, journalism, and mass media history — and … Continue reading

Cool Tools: Newspaper Map

Cool Tools: Newspaper Map

One of the more recent trends I’ve noticed in both start-ups and educational websites is the innovative use of Google Maps APIs. Google Maps API Family website Mapping APIs are attractive to both businesses and educators for a variety of reasons — not the least of which is the general capacity of maps to display … Continue reading