Game: 50 Shades Of Putin

February 24th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

50 shades of putin

I went through Reuters’ massive photo library, looked at thousands of photos of Putin over the last decade or so of his political career, during which he served as Russia’s Prime Minister and President, and picked out the ones in which he’s showing emotion.

The photos are placed based on how close Putin’s facial expressions are to the emotions on each of the four corner of the matrix — happy, excited, sad and angry.

 Click here to pick your favorite Putin!

News Game: Big Data, Big Changes

August 17th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

Everyday, you use Google to find answers, Facebook to connect with your friends, Amazon to shop. You read the New York Times, and you look up definitions on And all the while, your data is being mined by these companies and many others, behind-the-scenes.

Like it or not, it’s happening. Play the game to find out how Big Data practices are changing your life.

News Game: Healthcare Maze

February 18th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

Making decisions about your care among all the options isn’t that easy. Give it a try. (A version of this game was featured on

This game is part of a project that won two Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence awards — in the Online News Reporting and the Online In-Depth Reporting categories.

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