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How does the world percieve corruption?
How does the world perceive corruption? The Corruption Perception Index is maintained by Transparency International from 2012 to 2015.
Eurozones - The Brexit Landscape
The Eurozone? The European Economic Area? The European Free-Trade Area? The European Customs Union? Whaaat? A graphic that hopefully clarifies the complex structure of the European Union and the...
The New Information Environment
Visual narrative in video developed for the World Editors Forum congress in July 2016 in Cartagena. Design and animation were signed by Datadot and the visual narrative was idealized by Ricardo...
2016 US Campaign Expenses
How did candidates spend their money in the 2016 US Election cycle? Data from the FEC
What Trump Cut In His Budget
On May 23, the Trump administration released his full 2018 budget proposal, which details many of the changes the president wants to make to the federal government’s spending.
The State Financial Disclosure Project
While national debate in the United States continues over financial disclosure practices for federal officials, personal financial disclosure for state and local officials remains an under-studied...
It’s not just the Cabinet: Trump’s transition team may need to find about 4,100 appointees
When President Obama left office on Jan. 20, so did his appointees, which meant President-elect Donald Trump had to fill more than 4,000 vacancies by presidential appointment in his new...
The growing gap between the top and bottom rungs of the socio-economic ladder has been a prominent topic of public discourse in recent years. Statistics vividly portray this phenomenon. According...
Urban and rural America are becoming increasingly polarized
Since Obama’s election in 2008, the trend of urban counties voting for Democrats and rural counties voting for Republicans has grown stronger.
Federal budget 2017
The Government expects to spend $14 billion more in the next financial year compared to the current financial year.
___ is more: Millennials versus Baby Boomers
___ is more? For Millennials and Baby Boomers, there is a clear divide between those who prioritize personal experiences versus financial stability as the "more" that they value. This piece won...
Who would the rest of the world vote for? A data-driven digital experience visualizing “soft” and “human” data to discover the world’s interest in the 2016 US presidential candidates. By looking...
Those places High-speed rail (HSR) could take you to
High-speed rail has developed rapidly in China in recent years. Its maximum speed has recently increased, to 350 kilometers per hour, and it has shortened the trip from Beijing to Nanjing to 3.5...
Global Modern Slavery 2016
Slavery is a term that many don’t associate with modern times; however 45.8 million people are estimated to be living in slavery today. The chart below shows their distribution worldwide and the...
How Would the U.S. Defend Against a North Korean Nuclear Attack?
When Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sought to allay American’s fears of North Korea’s nuclear threat by saying, “Americans should sleep well at night,” we asked, should we? What would happen if...
China's Global Energy Finance
Since 2000, China has provided upwards of $160 billion in development finance to the energy sector for foreign governments across the globe. To understand the scope and breadth of these...
It's not so ISIS
Terrorism is a complex phenomenon, that originates in the violent radicalization of different mindsets. In the 90s the “Declaration on Joint Action to Counter Terrorism” of the ONU General Assembly...
Where the parties can rely on their voters
This evaluation of all Bundestag elections since 1990 shows the communities in which the parties have always brought their strongest results - and the factors that make up these strongholds.
Mind the Gap: The U.K.-EU Trade Challenge
The U.K. wants to negotiate a sweeping free-trade deal with the EU to replace its single-market membership after Brexit. But the data show it's not in a great negotiating position. We visualized...
How Donald Trump's Cabinets Compare with Previous Presidents'
President Obama had 10 cabinet picks confirmed in the first 10 days, while action on President Trump’s nominees has been slower.
The new space race
Commercial companies like SpaceX are starting to gain traction in the space industry. There are currently more than a dozen private rocketscapsules and spaceplanes under development, with more on...
A Matter of Time
“A Matter of Time” takes a comprehensive look at the nature of long prison terms in the U.S. – how time served in state prisons has grown in recent years, who is serving the longest prison terms,...
Faces of power
Donald Trump’s rise from joke candidate to Commander in Chief was extraordinary. As Delayed Gratification is a Slow Journalism magazine, which reports on events at least three months after they’ve...
The Art of Gerrymandering
In most states in the US, the responsibility for redrawing congressional districts is owned by none other than the state legislature. The majority party in state legislatures often abuse this right...
Padma Bhumi Awards
Padma Awards, which were instituted in the year 1954, are announced every year by the Government of India on the occasion of Indian Republic Day. The award is given in three categories, namely,...
Eight years. 533 campaign promises. Tracking the record of President Barack Obama.
The parallels between the Russia investigation and Watergate
Russian interference in the presidential election and the investigation into alleged collusion with the Trump campaign has drawn comparisons to Watergate, with the appointment of an independent...
How three recent launches signalled new leaps in North Korea's missile capabilities
It wasn’t a big surprise, but it was a big deal — so much so that North Korea issued commemorative stamps. Two successful missile launches in July almost certainly proved that the country had...
An engagement piece done for members of the Vice voices panel showing them the results of a study on key issues impacting them in the US.