NYT Live Coverage of Super Bowl XLVII
This project was a close collaboration between Interactive News and the Sports desk. Beyond providing the wonderful live commentary during the game, we wanted to try a couple new things:
- Could we give our sports journalists a fast & easy to use tool to report major events in the game, like touchdowns, and have those events show up in line with the live blog posts?
- How could we provide context on who the players we were discussing were?
We did this by building both an almost simple-simon looking web admin - there were huge, different colored buttons that a journalist could hit at a glance that would trigger a "touchdown" by a particular team report.
I also worked with the sports desk to figure out what stats are most important to know about each position played in American Football, and then created a way to show additional, contextual information the first time a player was mentioned in the coverage in a hover card.