So, I’ve been going around ranting that some news stories profit from being told with pictures rather than words.
Thus, for your consideration, a story about the state grades given to Georgia high schools.
Ps, there’s one school that ranks above 100. That’s accurate. A school can get bonus points if it serves like, harder-to-serve [...]
These are the U.S.’ biggest ports by “container” “volume,” also showing depth.
A “container” is the big metal shipping box you see piled in Hulsey Yard on the east side MARTA in Old Fourth Ward, or carried by an eighteen-wheeler or rolling on a train. Containers come [...]
People often say to me: “The newspaper stinks. The newspaper missed the point. The newspaper didn’t cover [insert your thing here].”
It both stinks and there’s not enough of it, you say?
Well, when’s the last time you paid for news? Is it not true that you get what you pay for?
So, I like [...]
(IE users I think will have to go to Fiddle to see this)
Good afternoon and welcome to my new line of work, data visualizations.
It’s what all the cool kids use to tell stories these days rather than words.
Anyway, these are the bachelors degrees that kids in [...]
Usually, these innumerable honoring resolutions that come out from the state Legislature don’t catch my ear.
But this one did. Cause Screven County came up to ATL to honor its economic development department … and naming its marquee companies, listed King America Finishing.
King America Finishing? Of the Ogeechee fish kill? The textile [...]
“[I]t is estimated that the overall fee to process your request will equal approximately One Thousand Sixty Four Dollars ($1,064.00),” read a disheartening letter I got from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, when I asked them to send me a list of what they confiscated at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport from 2003 to 2012.
Well, dang. [...]
How Lefty or Righty is your favorite company or PAC, roughly?
Donations to Georgia Democrats, Republicans, 1/1/12 to 10/8/12, more than $199
↓ change this to “601″ and hit return or it doesn’t work!
Flip your political spectrum and dig Dem donors at the right, GOP at the left, roughly.
And those [...]
Five million dollars bought a lot of astroturf that didn’t convince much of anybody. The two Atlanta Chamber of Commerce-led orgs that worked to pass the penny transportation sales tax in Atlanta are the two biggest of the big Georgia political committees this year, as measured [...]
Here’s Georgia’s spending for the year that began July 1, 2011.
Well, about half of it.
This graph shows nearly $16 billion. There’s another nearly $11 billion in matching federal funds that Georgia has to spend on what the feds say. There’s another $8 billion from “other” funds, and I’m not quite sure what [...]