Over the course of 2020, FiveThirtyEight’s visual journalists covered a historic election, an unprecedented year in sports, a raging pandemic and an economy in free fall. So to cap off this long, strange, difficult year, we’re continuing our tradition of celebrating the best — and weirdest — charts we’ve published in the last 12 months. Charts are grouped by topic, but they’re not listed in any particular order beyond that. Click any of them to read the story where they originally ran. Enjoy!
Ryan Best is a visual journalist for FiveThirtyEight. @ryanabest
Elena Mejía is a visual journalist at FiveThirtyEight. @elena___mejia
Jasmine Mithani was a visual journalist for FiveThirtyEight. @jazzmyth
Anna Wiederkehr is a senior visual journalist for FiveThirtyEight. @wiederkehra
Julia Wolfe is FiveThirtyEight’s former senior editor, data visualization. @juruwolfe
Yutong Yuan was an associate visual journalist at FiveThirtyEight. @yutong_yuan