Explore and Investigate Media Transparency

Problem

Governmental advertisement in media and sponsorships are a possible way to influence press opinion. Therefore, the Austrian parliament passed a law that made it mandatory for governmental organizations to disclose their expenses for advertisements in different media (TV, radio, print, as well as online). This so-called "media transparency database" is made publicly available by the Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications (RTR) via the Austrian open government data portal. It contains the accumulated amount of money transferred in a certain quarter of the year for each governmental organization and media company. This database can be explored as a multimodal dynamic network.

Aim

Design and prototypical implementation of an interactive visual interface to explore the media transparency database. The project scope includes automatic data preprocessing and a small user study.

Other information

Prototype: http://web.student.tuwien.ac.at/~e0920136/Files/MTDV/src/MTDV.html

Gallery

MTDV overview MTDV zoomed detail MTDV fully zoomed detail MTDV with a sticky node MTDV with a highlighted node

Further information

Topics
Politics, journalism, network, time-oriented-data
Area
Information Visualization (IV)
Previous knowledge
D3.js
Not specified
Scope
PR
Assigned as
Project/Projektarbeit
Student(s)

Manuel T. Schrempf

Status
closed