Monthly Archives: April 2013

Why It’s Difficult to Cut the U.S. Defense Budget

This graphic shows the connections between the U.S. defense industry and influential members of Congress. In many cases, not only do major defense contractors contribute to election campaigns, they also maintain significant manufacturing, research, or other operations in the districts … Continue reading

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Mississippi River as Lifeline to Shipping

This graphic accompanied a story on the falling level of the Mississippi River and how it affects shipping. A map pinpoints a crucial area of the river and charts show efficiency of river transportation, the cost to various industries of … Continue reading

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Market Performed Better During Democratic Administrations

This graphic accompanied a story that compared economic conditions under both political parties. Using hypothetical but equal investments in the S&P 500, analysts calculated the market performed better under Democratic presidential administrations. Both the story and graphic were cited by … Continue reading

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Harley-Davidson’s 100th Anniversary

This is a full-page graphic created for a USA TODAY story on Harley-Davidson’s 100th anniversary. It contains information about the company’s history, its most popular motorcycles, how Harley engines make their signature sound, and how a motorcycle is assembled. I … Continue reading

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The Pentagon’s Expensive Programs

This graphic shows cost increases for the U.S. military’s largest purchases of weapons systems. I worked with the Photo Department to find images of all the items.

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