Data, Charts & Visuals




Spreads & packages

 Survival of the RichestHow the great recession made income inequality worse. art by mattias mackler • design by carolyn perot


 Don’t Tread on MeA cover package on where the Pentagon’s $600 billion-plus budget by carolyn perot • opening illustration by gluekit


 Grab ’Em by the BallotsA statistical preview of the 2018 election and the congressional “pink wave.”
cowritten with kara voight • design by adam vieyra


 Terrorists for the FBIAnalyzing and visualzing a database of more than 500 federal terrorism cases. Part of an investigation into post-9/11 terrorism stings that won a Data Journalism Award. data collected by trevor aaronson • design by carolyn perot


 Art of the StealAuditing the Trump tax cut. illustration by andré carrilho • design by adam veiyra


 ExhibitBetween 2005 and 2010, I wrote, researched and/or edited nearly 20 Exhibits, two-page spreads of stats, charts, and trivia about a wide range of topics, including credit card debt, virtual worlds, signs of climate change, intellectual property battles, the decline of print, and babies’ environmental footprint. concept by clara jeffery • illustrated by multiple illustrators • design by multiple designers


Income Inequality

America’s trickle-up economyillustrations by jason schneider • design by carolyn perot

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West Bling

Donald Trump’s original Cabinet, by the numbers design by adam vieyra

Triumph of the Drill

How taxpayers subsidize the oil industrycowritten with andy kroll, benjy hansen-bundy, and alex park • design by carolyn perot


Charts & data viz

 Planet MoneyAn interactive, live-updated map of the dark-money universe of the 2012 election.coedited with tasneem raja • with reporting by gavin aronsen • coding by ben breedlove and aj fox


What if Only ____ Voted?

Exploring the role of demographics in 2016

Bad Wraps

How often do burritos make Americans sick?

Empty Magazines

The story behind the NRA’s subscription numbers.

Unhappy Meals
Unhappy Meals

Why fast-food workers deserve a break (or raise) today.

Fully Loaded

The shadowy world of America’s biggest gun makersstory by josh harkinson

Franchise Players

What if your income could buy you more votes?

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Killer Apps

What’s really in your phone?

The Crazy Cost of Becoming President

More than 140 years of election spending

In the Red

Which states take more federal money than they put in?

Random & humorous

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Trump Time Warp

Why the last 2 years have felt like 2,448.

Dr. Clooney, I Presume?

Mapping the celebrity colonization of Africa

Percentile on Main Street

Charting Keith Richards’ Life

Kooks Illustrated

Almost every Obama conspiracy theory ever.

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Reagan Youth

When people name their babies after politicians.

Cerebral Vortex

The phrenology of Glenn Beck