Political Data Journalism: A History of Election Graphics in the U.S.

New York Times visualization of ways to the presidency in 2012.


In today’s day and age, U.S. society is inundated with information about politics and elections from all around the world. Particularly in a U.S. Presidential election year, the news is full of predictions, results, and stories about the primary and Presidential elections. The key to effectively communicating a message about election data lies in graphical presentation of statistical information. In this talk, I will present a history of innovation in election graphics including results, predictions, voter turnout, and campaigns and advertising.

Feb 25, 2020 4:00 AM
ISU Graphics Group
Durham Hall, ISU