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Aaron Williams, formerly with The Washington Post and now with Netflix, shared a behind-the-scenes look at some of his most innovative projects.
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Easily searchable, online databases don’t always exist. These three news reporters created their own — and so can you.
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Hospitals and insurance companies use a variety of algorithms to calculate risk, but they don’t always yield equitable results.
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“We just have to work a little harder, think a little harder and write a little more clearly to help the public understand what they need to understand.”
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The initial statistics shocked me. It turns out, I hadn’t seen anything yet.
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The Tampa Bay Times' deputy investigations editor explains how she broke the story of catastrophic outcomes in the heart surgery program at John Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida.
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A data journalism project turns into a lesson in how even data from authoritative sources can be misleading.
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This story was produced as part of a project for the 2017 California Data Fellowship, a program of the USC Center for Health Journalism.
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“I think one of the things that’s changing is the desire to let people see themselves in the data,” ProPublica's Charlie Ornstein told fellow journalists at the 2017 California Data Fellowship on Saturday.

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