Topic: “Data journalism”

Posted in Behind the News

How to quantify gerrymandering? Reporters find a way

, by Lauren Easton

In a memo to staff, Vice President for Standards John Daniszewski recounted how a team of AP journalists was able to measure the impact of gerrymandering, the drawing of legislative districts for one party’s benefit, in a “unique and accessible” — and unprecedented — way:

Posted in Industry Insights

Digging into data journalism

, by Lauren Easton

With a new data journalism chapter in the 2017 AP Stylebook, journalists across all beats are able to obtain guidance on acquiring, evaluating, reproducing and reporting on data.

Posted in Behind the News

How data journalism tools localized Trump’s travel ban

, by Lauren Easton

A staff memo by State Government Editor Tom Verdin describes how, in the chaotic days that followed President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, a data journalist helped AP member news organizations and customers “localize a story of international significance”:

Posted in Behind the News

Understanding the ‘Politics of pain’

, by Lauren Easton

During an especially intense news period, marked by a bomb blast in Manhattan and a subsequent manhunt in New Jersey, an investigation into the politics behind America’s opioid epidemic still received the attention it deserved.

Posted in Behind the News

How data journalism tools unlocked mystery of campaign donations

, by Lauren Easton

When Arizona law enforcement reporter Jacques Billeaud wanted to find out where donations to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s campaign were coming from, he wasn’t going to let an unsearchable PDF format get in his way.

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