Zeit Online

Brexit Through British Tabloids

Three years of British newspaper front pages tell the story of how Brexit unfolded and which role the media played in it

Tasks
Data Processing
Data Visualization
Frontend Development
Team
Paul Blickle
Elena Erdmann
Marcus Gatzke
Moritz Klack
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Published
2020/01/31
For this project, Zeit Online collected roughly 45,000 UK newspaper front pages and analyzed their content. 2,393 cover images were classified to contain news related to Brexit. The idea of this visualization was to tell the story of what led to Brexit from a media perspective.
The interactive article consists of two parts: A guided story that highlights the main topics that were discussed before Brexit and an exploration mode that lets you zoom in and explore all the covers on your own.
The guided story shows the main topics that were discussed before Brexit
The guided story shows the main topics that were discussed before Brexit
Both parts of the application were developed using the open-source library OpenSeaDragon. That library helped us to turn the giant stitched image of newspaper covers into a zoomable image, optimized for the web.
Technology Stack
OpenSeaDragon
ImageMagick
React.js
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