Friday, 9 July 2010

Immigration in New York Times

2 interactive pages by the New York Times on immigration. Matthew Bloch and Robert Gebeloff highlight the immigration population and percentage in each American county in Immigration Explorer, using data from Social Explorer, Minnesota Population Center and U.S. Census Bureau (Bloch & Gebeloff, 2009).

Number of Residents

In Immigration Conversations, Tom Jackson, Andrei Scheinkman and David G. Allan encourage viewers to "share your thoughts and reply to others'" on the immigration law passed in Arizona in April [Jackson, et al, 2010]. Boxes of each topics reflect the number of comments posted over the previous 24 hours, and the participants can sample recent comments by hovering over the silhouettes.

We need a cold war style barrier with minefields

Bloch, M. & Gebeloff, R. (2009) Immigration Explorer. [Online] [08/07/2010]
Jackson, T., Scheinkman, A. & Allan, D.G. [2010] Immigration Conversations. [Online] [08/07/2010]