This is just awesome. The New Orleans Times-Picayune's Dan Swenson, Emmett Mayer III and Ryan Smith have been doing some outstanding graphics work during the paper's coverage of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. They've outdone themselves with the latest offering--an animated graphic showing the spill's track through the gulf and an annotated timeline of key events since April 20.
The Times-Pic (www.nola.com) and the Mobile Press-Register (www.al.com) have provided the most informative, most accurate and most complete coverage of the spill, its effects and the bumbling federal response. In sourcing my own Deepwater Horizon Incident Timeline, I've relied heavily on these two publications for links. Why?
Because they've gotten it right, and they've usually gotten it first.
Click the image for the animation. It may take some time to load, but it's worth it.
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