We realize there is a robust handful of very good infographic reporters and designers working out there for many different publications, but the gang at the NY Times just keeps on keepin' on with innovative — and 98 percent of the time — highly informative infographics and visual displays of data. Today's (25 Feb 2007) edition is a basket rich with fine examples:
* “Truck Sales Slip, Tripping Up Chrysler” (Business Section, p. 8). Offers up a complex (they often are) “treemap” of vehicle sales.
* “Who Do You Think We Are?” (Week in Review – Op-Art, p. 15). Ben Schott, author of “Schott’s Original Miscellany” and “Schott’s Almanac 2007,” a yearbook of American society.” presents some basic line and bar charts, but on subjects of interest to AJ readers. Specifically, “Confidence in Institutions” (the “press” is the lowest, even below Congress) and “Newspaper Readership.” (And you already know what that graph looks like.)
*) “How Two Rights Can Make a Wrong” (Week in Review – p. 5). Howard Markel, M.D. and Bill Marsh give us a fine graphic illustrating complex drug interactions.