A longtime news artist and designer, Apple is the former graphics director of the Virginian-Pilot and the Des Moines Register. He teaches design and graphics workshops, does some consulting work and blogs for the American Copy Editors Society.
Charles Apple Oct. 22, 2012 2:36 pm
Charles Apple Mar. 6, 2012 12:01 am
‘Tis the season for election maps. Big ones, small ones. Red ones, blue ones. They’re out there, despite the fact that big maps of the U.S. don’t really come into play until it’s time to tally electoral votes in … Read more
Charles Apple Feb. 23, 2012 12:01 am
Why is it that most news sites are so difficult to navigate? Why does “intelligent Web design” seem like such an oxymoron?
We discussed these topics and more in a live chat with Paul Bolls, associate director and co-director of … Read more
Charles Apple Jan. 31, 2012 12:01 am
In advance of this weekend’s Super Bowl, I chatted with Scott Goldman, director of digital and visuals at the Indianapolis Star.
The Star historically works hard to find interesting ways to cover sporting events, from the 2010 college basketball Final … Read more
Charles Apple Jan. 4, 2012 5:20 pm
As you might have seen Tuesday night, a number of news sites showed county-by-county results of the Iowa Caucus as they rolled in late.
But did the maps actually tell us anything? With seven or eight candidates vying for … Read more
Charles Apple Jan. 3, 2012 3:36 pm
It’s not often, living here in Virginia Beach, that I get homesick for Iowa in the middle of winter.
But I do have fond memories of Caucus season — despite the fact that I spent only one election cycle in … Read more
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Charles Apple Nov. 22, 2011 4:44 pm
The ledes to many a Cain’s Day in Florida stories wrote themselves: grab that familiar (and, not unfounded) Herman Cain is a foreign policy know-nothing story template, plug in fresh anecdote, and, file!The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza, meanwhile, takes Mitt Romney to task for his first paid campaign ad, which includes video of President Barack Obama saying, "If we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose." Lizza points out that Obama was quoting an advisor for John McCain:
This is one of those cases where a candidate has put out something that is demonstrably false. If a journalist or writer quoted someone in such an intellectually dishonest way, you would never trust the person’s writing again. And yet this episode is being reported by some as a clever tactic by the Romney camp to spark a debate about the ad’s accuracy that will serve to highlight its overall message that Obama has been a failure. (See, it worked!)Related: Wolf Blitzer calls Romney ad a "new low" || Earlier: New Cain campaign ad accuses media of "high-tech lynching" | A viewer's guide on how to watch campaign ads