I produce two popular blogs on data visualization and analytics. Through these blogs, I explore and discuss how quantitative information is conveyed to the public in visual as well as textual formats.


What People are Saying

Essential reading in the field
— Paul Bradshaw, The Online Journalism Handbook
One-man crusade against ineffective charts
— Jerome Cukier, Facebook
Good clean nerd fun
— Tate Hausman, Executive Director, The Analyst Institute
[He] can practically write a book on New York Times’s charting
— Charles Apple, Orange County Register
Sets the bar for forensic, balanced evaluation of data visualization designs
— Andy Kirk,


Recycling chartjunk as junk art
Est. 2005

As the web's first dataviz critic, I take an incisive look at two or three data graphics that get published in the mass media every week. The blog contains an archive of over a thousand charts and graphs, and is a favorite of dataviz insiders. Learn how to edit and improve your charts.

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Est. 2010

A companion blog to JUNK CHARTS. I discuss mass-media stories that are interesting from a data, statistics, or probability perspective. Recent posts range from steroids testing to Facebook using your name and image for marketing, and from predicting terrorists to fantasy football.

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