Posts Tagged ‘graphic journalism’

An information graphic need not always be a big, elaborate production on a centerspread or double truck, featuring meticulously prepared 3D art and heavily “Photoshopped” images. Sometimes, it is a one-column chart. A simple map. Or a sketch-like diagram with a distinct, unfinished look about it. Or something that just works. During the Toronto Air […]


As the war dragged on, the relentless American offensive took its toll on the Taliban who began losing key positions. When Mazar-e Shariff fell, the U.S.-allied Northern Alliance swept west and south, capturing Herot, Zaroni, Konduz and a few other towns — including the capital, Kabul —as the Taliban fled south to Kandahar. Not long […]


In response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., U.S. President George W. Bush launched a massive attack on Taliban positions in Afghanistan, effectively starting a war that predated, and has outlasted, the war in Iraq. At the time, I was Graphics Editor of a skeleton news graphics […]


Geoscienstists studying the behavior of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions have traditionally relied on data gathered from events that have already occurred. That changed in 2003 with the start of a program named EarthScope. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. For a detailed look at this full-page graphic, click here to view a PDF. EarthScope, a bold, new Earth science initiative, was […]


Click here to view interactive graphic. When I graduated from high school many years ago, there was no Internet, no personal computers, no cell phones, no iPods, no YouTube and no Facebook. What we had were our vocal chords, manual typewriters, ink and paper. Plus a tremendous supply of ingenuity and guts. We did not […]


Click to view interactive graphic Did you know … that the most goals scored in a single World Cup tournament is 13? … that a substitute player, who just came into the game to spell a regular, managed to write himself into World Cup history by scoring a hat-trick? … that the most controversial goal […]


Click here to view interactive graphic. In late 2006, at the height of soaring gas prices worldwide, five engineering students at Marquette University in Milwaukee embarked on a project to build a device that would produce home-made biodiesel. For the most part of 2007, they gathered regularly in an old warehouse where they drew up […]