Ampp3d and UsVsTh3m: 7 of their best moments
Trinity Mirror are closing Ampp3d and UsVsTh3m. Here are just 7 of their best moments, in reverse order. Are there any you think should be here too?
Journalists will liveblog anything. UsVsTh3m liveblogged nothing, twice. Narrowly beats the Ed Balls Day liveblog on the basis of two strong simple concepts and minimal work involved (a string of GIFs/cute animal pictures).
Another dry and complex subject rendered accessible through penises.
Telling the story of rising house prices through a gameshow format. Where can you go wrong?
This was a story about false positives and statistics. Yes, we need more of this in the news.
A quite brilliant use of Vine to bring data journalism to life. Anthropomorphism on a 6 second loop.
Ampp3d pioneered the use of counters in journalism (see also: Watch Wayne Rooney’s earnings add up in real-time and Watch how many foreigners enter the UK. Every. Single. Second.). This has to be the best use of a counter I’ve seen: taking new technologies and applying it to campaigning journalism).