It’s not hard to choose this week’s most talked about visualization. Released yesterday (29/08) by The Washington Post, Funding the intelligence program tells the story behind the U.S. “black budget”, the money distributed between over a dozen agencies that make up the National Intelligence Program.
The set of visualizations breaks down the numbers disclosed in the FY2013 Congressional Budget Justification Book (pdf), providing an effective and insightful overall view on one of the hottest topics in newsrooms today.
Another interesting multimedia project comes from Brasil’s top newspaper, Folha de S. Paulo. This time, the focus of this Snow Fall-like story is the equally controversial situation of the Guantanamo Bay prison. We brought some of the visualizations used in that story, that you can read here (in Portuguese).
And there’s a lot more to see:
Funding the intelligence program | The Washington Post
Kindred Britain | Stanford University Libraries
Comparing NBA Season Scoring with Hip Hop Mentions | Bdon
Wave of federal retirement | The Washington Post
Budget 2013 | Chewy Data
Tracking Veteran Suicides | News 21
Martin Luther King: the speech | The Guardian
How giant panda cubs grow | The Washington Post
Congress and their Bannermen | Visual.ly
Safety on the Internet | News Lab
EU Weapon Exports to Egypt | derStandard.at
(Via Tableau Viz of the Day)
The ‘Dream,’ Then and Now | The Wall Street Journal
And from Brazil:
Guatanamo Bay special – Dangerous Connections| Folha de S. Paulo
Guatanamo Bay special – The Inmates | Folha de S. Paulo
Guatanamo Bay special – Rememebering 09-11 | Folha de S. Paulo
Guatanamo Bay special – Inside a cell | Folha de S. Paulo
Fround ground to space| Info
Time to close today’s selection, and the usual reminder that you can also send us your recommendations for interactive maps to be featured here, just drop us a message on Twitter or Facebook with the link. And we’ll be back next Wednesday with another round-up!