The New York Times has created a series of data visualizations that allow users to compare their perceptions of changes that occurred under President Obama, such as the change in unemployment rate or changes in the violent crime rate, to data about what actually happened. For each topic, the visualizations ask users to draw a line on a graph they think best reflects a change, and then compares this line with the correct graph.
Visualizing Perceptions About President Obama’s Legacy
Joshua New was a senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life.
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