Readers: Last week, The New York Times published an interactive map for the 2018 Midterm Elections. The map and story were titled House Election Results: Democrats Take Control.  You were given two ways to view the results: one as a map and the second as a cartogram (see screenshots below). I really enjoyed the cartogram, […]

Readers: Some of you may be wondering why I am devoting my blog posts lately to the midterm election that just occurred. My reasoning for this is that I think some of the most creative data visualizations are created right before and after a major election cycle. Today, I am showcasing some charts that were […]

Readers: Recently I participated in the MOOC, Data Exploration and Storytelling: Finding Stories in Data with Exploratory Analysis and Visualization which was taught by Alberto Cairo and Heather Krause. This course was a MOOC-style course from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at The University of Texas – Austin. I have previously attend two […]

Readers: GREGOR AISCH and K.K. REBECCA LAI, of The New York Times, have created a great visual of a map that shows the conflicts along the 1,172 miles of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Key altercations have been noted as you scroll downward through the map. Also, blue circles indicate where the pipeline crosses rivers, a point […]

Readers: This was an interesting, creative story and data visualization that appeared in last Wednesday’s New York Times. It was written and created by Tim Wallace of The New York Times. Mr. Wallace is a designer, mapmaker, obsessor of old things, gummi bear enthusiast. He is currently the Graphics Editor at The New York Times with a PhD […]

Readers: This came out in the New York Times yesterday (click on the image below to go to this post on their site). Interesting example showing how to do a scrolling timeline on a web site. Timeline and content created by KAREN YOURISH, LARRY BUCHANAN and ALICIA PARLAPIANO UPDATED October 9, 2016. Enjoy! Michael