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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...
2016 US Campaign Expenses
How did candidates spend their money in the 2016 US Election cycle? Data from the FEC
Comparing Women's Working Hours Across the Globe
Based on data from The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, this visualization examines the number of hours worked by women on average per week. The story originally appeared in...
Over eight months into the Mosul offensive, Islamic State militants have been dislodged from all of the city. The fall of Mosul marks the end of the Iraqi half of Islamic State’s self-styled...
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...
It wasn’t always the East – where Germany votes for the far-right
The German federal election takes place this September. For the first time since the 1950s, a party to the right of the CDU/CSU is on track to enter the German parliament: the right-wing populist...
Another New Normal
2016 was a stormy year for the real estate market. First of all, the sale amount of China's real estate reached 10.25 trillion yuan. Second, 22 cities in China took turns to restrict the purchase...
The size of the gender wage gap in Australia
To understand what the gap means in people's every day life, I compared the time it takes for men and women to earn those wages. In each occupation, how many weeks at a male's average salary does...
Eight years. 533 campaign promises. Tracking the record of President Barack Obama.
We decided to revisit election night, but with a twist—music. Donald Trump became president-elect of the United States after defeating Hillary Clinton with more than 270 electoral votes. But, how...
Mapping the flow of International Trade
According the UN’s Comtrade database, the global market for imported goods totaled $15.6 trillion in 2015. This map shows where those goods came from and where they went, each dot representing $1...
Trading with Trump
The "Trading with Trump" infographic focuses on global trade and what stocks would initially benefit when Trump started his presidency based on what he has said during his campaign. Of Trump’s...
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...
How the opioid epidemic became America's worst drug crisis ever
Drug overdoses now kill more Americans than HIV/AIDS did at its peak. These maps and charts tell the story.
40 years of banking regulation: The words written to prevent the next financial crisis
After the world-wide financial crisis 2008, banking regulation almost doubled: This collection of texts now contains over two million words on thousands of pages. Its purpose is to prevent states –...
Federal budget 2017
The Government expects to spend $14 billion more in the next financial year compared to the current financial year.
What happened in Manchester?
What happened in Manchester is a video made the day after the terrorist attack in the Manchester Arena. At times like this, when news develops quickly, the NOS newsroom works at full speed to cover...
A snapshot of the jobs malaise
This animated chart tracks the U.S. economy sector by sector, and follows employment and wages since 2006, just before the crash. The circles indicate industries, sized by their average number of...
Every 40-year Returns Curve from US Stock Indexes since 1870, superimposed
This image represents all possible return curves from index funds 1870 to 2016, using a buy-and-hold strategy. All values are "real" returns, meaning that dividends and inflation have already been...
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.
America's global standing plummets under Donald Trump
A new survey from Pew Research Centre shows sharp drops in global approval ratings for America since the election of Donald Trump.
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...
Searching for Issues Around Voting on Nov 8
Electionland is a project to track and cover voting problems during the 2016 election. It’s a collaboration between ProPublica and the Google News Lab, WNYC News, CUNY Graduate School of...
Great Britain and the European Union of 27
This latest visualization has its genesis in this reddit thread. I wanted to represent the data therein in a way that would be easier to compare than a print-screen of an Excel table. As time went...
___ 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...
A key White House post remains unfilled: First Pet
Donald Trump has broken the mould of the American presidency in almost every major category. He is the country’s oldest commander-in-chief, its richest and the only one in history without any...
UK Government Incomes
Where does the UK government get its money? How much does it then spend? And on what? Here you can review spending in your abstract metric of choice: billions, percentage of budget, or amount...
North Korea Interactives
A suite of information graphics detailing North Korea's military ambitions.
The rise of Islamic State in Southeast Asia
The attack by IS-related groups on the Philippine city of Marawi has highlighted the increasing presence of the militant group in Southeast Asia and has set alarm bells ringing.
How America’s Thinking Changed Under Obama
Public opinion on 32 big issues over the past eight years