Posts Tagged ‘trend’

Taking apart the federal budget (Wash Post)

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

[Editor's note: Great storytelling and numerical analysis of Obama's 2010 federal budget from The Washington Post. The introductory charting is on a single axis making it easy to compare where the money comes from and where it goes. The next tabs dig deeper, focusing on historical trends (multiple axis) and a look at the surplus/deficit. Kudos to Karen, Laura, Wilson, Jackie! Brand X uses a Tree Map visualization instead.]

Republished from The Washington Post. Feb. 2, 2010.

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Pressure on the Presses (Wall Street Journal)

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

[Editor's note: Fascinating look at newpaper trends across the U.S. in 4 yearly time slices. Circles are sized latest circulation figures, colors change per year according to how well (or poorly) the newspaper is doing. Table below the map provides additional supplementary information like owner and year by year summary.]

Republished from the Wall Street Journal.
Produced by Megan Ballinger, Mei Lan Ho-Walker, and Susan McGregor.

A precipitous drop in ad spending has cut profits at U.S. newspapers sharply. Some dailies are in bankruptcy, some are printing fewer papers and some have closed altogether. Thousands of reporters, editors and others have left the industry. Track events and readership at the top 50 newspapers by circulation, at left, and in the top 100 in the table below.

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Interactive Map: Immigration Explorer (NY Times)

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

[Editor's note: Part of their Remade in America series, this interactive map from the New York Times shows where select foreign-born groups have settled across the United States for the last 100 years. Find trends by ethnic group, zoom into individual states, query data values by county, and view historic data. Interactive leverages mapping toolset developed the last year at the Times for their impressive presidential election coverage. Thanks Geoff!]

Republished from The New York Times.
March 10, 2009. No credit given. 

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Related content: Times Topic |  Opinion blog | Diversity in the Classroom 

(below) All groups as percent of population (choropleth by area) 

(below) All groups as number of residents (graduated circles) 

(below) Default “All Countries” view can be changed to focus on a specific country of origin.  

 

(below) Focused on people born in China. 

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Sources: Social Explorer, www.socialexplorer.com; Minnesota Population Center; U.S. Census Bureau