Nathaniel Vaughn Kelso works at The Washington Post as a staff cartographer in their NewsArt department. He produces print graphics for daily publication and, lately, interactive graphics for WAPO’s online site.
I “borrowed” this flash interactive graphic of Obama’s Cabinet Picks by Kelso from his blog Kelso’s Corner where he says: “I created this interactive with Karen Yourish and Laura Stanton for the Dec. 21 edition of the Washington Post. President-elect Barack Obama completed his Cabinet picks just 7 weeks after his election on November 4th, 2008. Explore who he’s picked for twenty government agency compare to previous administrations. The little human shapes on the timeline are interactive, as well as the Obama cabinet photo collage, and the week tabs.“.
I thought it might be useful for anyone who is interested in and closely following Obama’s construction of his new administration.
Click on any of the images for more information on that person, their background, and the department they will be heading, or you can use the search function at top right to search by name or department.
The graphic is a Flash animation 20 pixels wider than the DD Banner, so I hope it doesn’t break the sidebar. If it does I’ll have to delete this essay, because the graphics don’t work if they are resized smaller. If you see a white rectangle or nothing, you can download a Flash Player Upgrade here.