Topic: “Data journalism”

Posted in Behind the News

A local look at life expectancy

, by Lauren Easton

An AP analysis of data from the National Center for Health Statistics, which revealed just how much location can impact life expectancy, has been localized by member news organizations.

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A commitment to deep global journalism

, by Lauren Easton

In a busy news week saturated with coverage of the U.S. midterm elections, AP’s effort to count the uncountable — tens of thousands of migrants dead and missing since 2014 — broke through.

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National AP climate change analysis sparks local reports

, by Lauren Easton

An AP analysis of 30 years of temperature change data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has been echoed and localized by dozens of member newspapers.

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How data journalism tools revealed segregation in US charter schools

, by Lauren Easton

In a memo to staff, Deputy Managing Editor Sarah Nordgren described how an AP analysis of charter school enrollment data allowed member news organizations to zero in on segregation in their states:

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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:

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