Readers: When I first started blogging about data visualization in early 2013, one of the first posts I made was to show Richard Johnson’s eerily telling infographic 31 Days Later which depicted, using human shadow figures, how many gun-related deaths had occurred in the United States each day since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Mr. […]

Meb Keflezighi of San Diego outlasted a slew of younger, world-class runners to become the first U.S. man to win the marathon since 1983. Sources: [1] Boston Athletic Association, Science of Sport. Bonnie Berkowitz and Richard Johnson/The Washington Post. Published on April 21, 2014, 9:54 p.m., http://www.washingtonpost.com/how-meb-won-the-boston-marathon/2014/04/21/2e7d1d9a-c9b1-11e3-a75e-463587891b57_graphic.html.    

Readers: Like many of you, I have been watch in utter fascination as various countries help in the efforts to find Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Yesterday, The Wall Street Journal posted this infographic I had to share with you. Not only does it give perspective of how deep the black boxes may be, it also provides historical […]

Graphic courtesy Jennifer Dube, National Media Research Planning and Placement LLC [Click on the image to enlarge] Former Mississippi governor and uber-Republican Haley Barbour loves bourbon. Franklin Roosevelt mixed martinis. And, as it turns out, those two partisans have something in common with their base voters: Consumer data suggests Democrats prefer clear spirits, while Republicans […]

In the December 28, 2013 digital edition of The Washington Post, Kennedy Elliott and Dan Balz published an interactive data visualization titled Party Control by State. The recent gridlock in Congress has been blamed on political polarity — increasingly antagonistic political ideologies among Democrats and Republicans, with neither party in full control. But states are circumventing […]