I recently made use of NewsMap for some great visual images to visually show the trends being talked about by the presenter. NewsMap is actually an old web based application that has had some big improvements recently.

NewsMap visually shows any topic from the Google News aggregator in a treemap. The treemap shows the topic in bands and sized boxes that show patterns in news the reporting at that moment.

Of note – the newsmap images change quickly as the news changes. So my sample Newsmap of “Microsoft” will have a different layout when you create it for the same topic.

– Troy @ TLC