The New Geography of American Incarceration
Why does a small Indiana county send more people to prison than San Francisco and Durham, N.C., combined? Adam Pearce and I released the county-level data behind our analysis on Github.
Italian Towns Before and After the Earthquake
Towns in a mountainous stretch of central Italy were damaged by an earthquake that killed hundreds of people. With Larry Buchanan and Derek Watkins.
How Officials Distorted Flint’s Water Testing
With Derek Watkins.
Which Issues Each Party Debates, or Ignores
Based on an analysis of debate transcripts. With Karen Yourish.
The Faces of American Power
With Haeyoun Park and Josh Williams.
Supreme Court Nominees Considered in Election Years Are Usually Confirmed
The history of Supreme Court nominations, published in the days after Justice Antonin Scalia’s death. With Gregor Aisch, K.K. Rebecca Lai and Karen Yourish.
Which States Trump, Cruz and Rubio Need to Win
A visualization of the landscape of the presidential race after Iowa for the leading Republican candidates. With Nate Cohn.
Gun Sales Soar After Obama Calls for New Restrictions
What drives gun sales in the United States, which has far more civilian firearms than any other country. Gregor Aisch and I released the data and code behind our analysis on Github.
How Gun Traffickers Get Around State Gun Laws
A visual story on the underground market for guns, which tend to travel from states with weak gun laws to states with strict gun laws. With Gregor Aisch.
How They Got Their Guns
An examination of where 14 mass public shooters got their guns. At least eight had criminal histories or known mental health issues before buying them legally. With Larry Buchanan, Richard A. Oppel, Jr. and Daniel Victor.
The Cost of Mobile Ads on 50 News Websites
We measured the mix of advertising and editorial on the mobile home pages of the top 50 news websites and found that more than half of all data came from ads and other content filtered by ad blockers. With Gregor Aisch and Wilson Andrews.
Closing the Back Door to Europe
Parts of the main route into Europe were blocked with razor-wire fences and other border controls, forcing migrants to take more dangerous paths. With Sarah Almukhtar and Derek Watkins.
Tianjin Blasts Expose the Dangerous Proximity of Toxic Chemicals in China
After a deadly chemical warehouse explosion in Tianjin, we analyzed satellite photos to show that chemical facilities across China were dangerously close to schools, residential areas and major roads. With Patrick Boehler, K.K. Rebecca Lai, Vanessa Piao and Crystal Tse.
The World According to China
Where China has outsized influence around the world, based on an analysis of the foreign investments of every country in the world. With Gregor Aisch and K.K. Rebecca Lai.
Your Contribution to the California Drought
The average American consumes more than 300 gallons of California water each week by eating food that was produced there. With Larry Buchanan and Haeyoun Park.
Stream of Foreign Wealth Flows to Elite New York Real Estate
Motion graphics for an investigation into secret real estate ownership. Partly in response, the Treasury Department began identifying and tracking secret buyers of high-end properties. With Louise Story, Stephanie Saul, Tom Giratikanon, Mika Gröndahl, Yuliya Parshina-Kottas, Graham Roberts and Jeremy White.
How Senator John Walsh Plagiarized a Final Paper
Graphic showing how a senator took most of a 2007 final paper required for his master’s degree from other sources without proper attribution. Two weeks after the story and graphic were published, Mr. Walsh dropped his election bid. Story by Jonathan Martin; graphic with Matthew Ericson and Nick Corasiniti.
The Toll in Gaza and Israel, Day by Day
A 29-day visual diary of violence between Israel and Hamas. With Karen Yourish and many others.
How We Play the Game
Diagramming classic goals for a series of essays on soccer and national character. With Andrew Das and Alicia DeSantis.
The World’s Ball
Exploding soccer balls. With Alicia DeSantis, Mika Gröndahl, Josh Keller, Graham Roberts and Bedel Saget.
A Star Player Accused, and a Flawed Rape Investigation
Design and graphics for an investigation by Walt Bogdanich into how Florida State mishandled an accusation that its star quarterback raped a student. The piece was the first in a series that was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize. With Wilson Andrews and Meghan Louttit.
Houses in the Path of the Washington Mudslide
With Alan Blinder, Larry Buchanan, Jon Huang, Josh Keller, Ian Lovett, Archie Tse and Karen Yourish.
A Deadly Mix in Benghazi
Design and graphics for an investigation by David D. Kirkpatrick into the deadly attack on American diplomats in Benghazi, Libya. With Joe Burgess, David Furst, Xaquín G.V., Jon Huang, Heather Murphy, Sergio Peçanha and Graham Roberts.
Two Gunshots On a Summer Night
Design and motion graphics for an investigation by Walt Bogdanich and Glenn Silber into how police have failed to investigate possible incidents of domestic violence by their own officers. With Nancy Donaldson, Mika Gröndahl, Xaquín G.V., Jon Huang, Graham Roberts and Catherine Spangler.
Reshaping New York
An interactive tour of how how the city changed in 12 years of Mayor Mike Bloomberg. With Ford Fessenden, Tom Giratikanon, Archie Tse, Tim Wallace, Derek Watkins, Jeremy White and Karen Yourish.
How Minorities Have Fared in States With Affirmative Action Bans
An analysis with Ford Fessenden of how state bans on affirmative action in admissions have changed minority admissions at flagship universities. Portions of the graphic were cited and reproduced in Justice Sotomayor’s dissent in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action.
At Top Colleges, an Admissions Gap for Minorities
Colleges with high graduation rates tend to enroll disproportionately low numbers of black and Hispanic students.