Author Archives: Geoffrey Decker

(Live Coverage!): Public Hearing for Controversial Plan to Extend Co-Location of Charter School at Sunset Park High School

((Update: The hearing was postponed. Per a media advisory, the Department of Education announced it will re-schedule at a future date.)) It took forty years of fighting to force the city to make good on a promise to bring a … Continue reading

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Portfolio Update – Analytics

In the first phase of my portfolio’s site development, I have blocked the site off from search engines and instead focused on selectively marketing the site specific people that I am reaching out to via email. Why? Because I’m not … Continue reading

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There Will Be Mud

It’s no coincidence that meet director Nick Jubok hosts his annual Mudders & Grunters trail race on the final Sunday of each March. The thawing temperatures, combined with spring’s steady rainfall, creates a perfect storm of muddy conditions for this … Continue reading

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The world’s incredible march toward better health in the 20th century

A friend forwarded this BBC segment, which combines some truly amazing data visualization with a narrated stand-up.

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Hitchhiking Parasites

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Portfolio Update

Updates I’ve made: Appearance: I took down the awful retro wooden tiling look that comes as a default with the WideScreen theme; I added thumbnails to my multimedia page; I completed my about page and included a photo. Housekeeping: I’ve … Continue reading

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NYC’s 311 Online Service Map…follow-up thoughts on Data Journalism story

In last week’s class I began to pitch a story about the rapid increase in bedbugs in schools. Without a complete data set, however, I’m finding some major wholes in how if it could be visualized. I am still working … Continue reading

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A First Draft Geoffrey Decker Multimedia site

Here she is. I changed my preferred theme because I really wanted to have a simple homepage, and to let some of my favorite photojourno shots set up the user experience. Therefore, I settled on the Widescreen theme (for now). … Continue reading

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My Portfolio Site

My blog will be named Geoffrey Decker Multimedia and feature the best selection of clips, photography, video and interactive productions. For my theme, so far I’m liking GraphPaperPress.com because it offers a lot of white space, it’s wide and looks … Continue reading

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How a Tsunami is Created

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