This isn't strictly related to Gawker Media, but I couldn't resist: my students at the City University of New York have completed their final projects, and I'm excited to share them with you. You can see all their projects (along with the ones from last semester) here.
I only had four students this semester, but they all did a great job picking out data sets and making them accessible, with the wide variety of tools that we covered this semester (and some we didn't cover!). Ben mapped foreign aid projects in Honduras with leaflet. Brett accessed and cleaned a bunch of data on non-profit I-990 forms and graphed it with d3.js. Matt pulled in a really cool data set on wines and made it reactive with shiny. And William used a google motion chart to bring carbon dioxide emissions data to life.