Finding the Local in Vast Swathes of Data

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By: Anna Codrea-Rado | Columbia Journalism Review

Census data was made for mapping, showing the relationship between data points over a geographical area. In 2010, when the decennial census results were released, NPR worked with Development Seed, a data visualization consultancy, to map the changing US Hispanic Population, and in the process, the team may have changed infographics for the better. In the width of a browser, the piece captures a national trend in demographic change, while also illuminating local stories.

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