Did you get your $3 worth today?
On the Sunday after Democrats in Nevada and Republicans in South Carolina chose their nominees for president, today’s Las Vegas newspaper reports the results without a single graphic showing the one thing that everyone wants to know: The numbers.
As every editor should know, numbers don’t lend themselves to text. Numbers are spatial. They need to be displayed in such a way that they can easily be grasped and compared.
Online the paper has a map purporting to show the Nevada results but it is only a precinct map of Clark County.
The South Carolina results, with so many candidates, especially cried out for a graphic display. But no. In fact the story on page 2A saying Trump won South Carolina had no numbers at all.