This package is so simple, yet so effective. It is an interactive explainer from Slate that answers the question, “How many people have been killed by guns since Newtown?“
You start at the top with an explainer that says these numbers are well below the actual statistics, and it explains why.
Next there is a really interesting map created with the statistics of the gun deaths.
Now comes my favorite part. As you continue to scroll down, there are people representing every person killed by gun violence in the US that they could find a news report for.
I think this is a really simple way to show this, which is why it is so effective. This entire piece is extremely simple but the simplicity is what makes it impactful. I also really like that this is an open source of information that anyone can use, and I like that they are taking information from users and will be updating it. Overall this was a very effective way to show this and I love that they kept it simple. It was very easy to navigate and understand.