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FRIDAY, NOV 18, 2016

Social Explorer Data at the Museum of the City of New York

Social Explorer Data at the Museum of the City of New York
The Museum of the City of New York's new exhibit New York at Its Core includes maps based on Social Explorer data. Watch the city demographics change over the decades in the video displays.   The Museum of the City of New York Presents: New York at Its Core What made New York New York? Follow the story of the city’s rise from a striving Dutch village to today’s “Capital of the World,” and consider its future in our changing world. ... more
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FRIDAY, NOV 04, 2016

NY Times Explores Polarized America with Social Explorer Data and Analysis

NY Times Explores Polarized America with Social Explorer Data and Analysis
As the nation has become more polarized along party lines over the past few elections, The New York Times examines the different traits of Republican and Democratic counties and communities. The article, maps and graphis in "How Large is the Divide Between Red and Blue America?" by Gregor Aisch, Adam Pearce and Karen Yourish include data and analysis from Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge and Susan Weber-Stoger. In 1992, 38 percent of voters lived in "landslide cou... more
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WEDNESDAY, NOV 02, 2016

NY Times Election Map Special Featuring Social Explorer Data and Analysis

NY Times Election Map Special Featuring Social Explorer Data and Analysis
On Tuesday, the New York Times published a special election maps section featuring data and analysis from Social Explorer. Explore a jumbo map of the 2012 presidential election results at the zip code level, plus maps of race and education. Check out the companion feature on the Times website about different approaches to visualizing election data. more
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THURSDAY, OCT 27, 2016

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge on CUNY TV's Independent Sources "Ethnic Vote"

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge on CUNY TV's Independent Sources "Ethnic Vote"
Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge recently appeared on the television show Independent Sources, hosted by Garry Pierre-Pierre (CUNY TV). As part of the show's special election-related coverage, the episode explores who votes in ethnic and immigrant communities and how they can have more of a political impact. Beveridge and fellow guest Dr. Heath Brown of John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY discuss turnout, candidates, redistricting, local and national elections, voter access, d... more
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TUESDAY, OCT 18, 2016

Interactive Feature on Trump's Immigration Policy in the NY Times with Social Explorer Analysis

Interactive Feature on Trump's Immigration Policy in the NY Times with Social Explorer Analysis
A new interactive article by Jugal K. Patel in The New York Times features data and analysis compiled by Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge. Presidential candidate Donald Trump recently stated that he wants to "keep immigration levels within historical norms," but did not define those ranges. The Times investigates two hundred years of the history of immigration populations and quotas to explore what that could mean in practice. For example, these scenarios: ... more
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TUESDAY, SEP 20, 2016

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge on Bronx Population Growth in the NY Times

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge on Bronx Population Growth in the NY Times
The latest Census Bureau figures from the 2015 American Community Survey show record population numbers in New York City. In theNew York Times article "People Fled the Bronx in the 1970s. Now Its Population Is Booming," Sam Roberts explores the change borough by borough, citing data and analysis from Social Explorer and Andrew Beveridge. The borough has rebounded from years of high crime and arson, and residential development is on the rise. Once, the Bronx was burning, now, as... more
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MONDAY, AUG 22, 2016

Social Explorer Featured in NY Times Article on Segregation of Affluent Black Families

Social Explorer Featured in NY Times Article on Segregation of Affluent Black Families
A new in depth New York Times article on housing segregation in Wisconsin features charts and maps based on Social Explorer data. In "Affluent and Black, and Still Trapped by Segregation," reporters John Eligon and Robert Gebeloff explore why well-off black families end up living in poorer areas than white families with similar or even lower incomes. It is a national phenomenon challenging the popular assumption that segregation is more about class than about race, that when... more
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FRIDAY, JUL 08, 2016

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge on Westchester Housing Discrimination

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge on Westchester Housing Discrimination
Read the latest on the Westchester County affordable housing battle in the New York Times article "Dispute as Westchester Housing Pact Nears End: Did the County Honor It?" A 2009 consent decree ordered the county to add 750 units of affordable housing, and now seven years later whether or not that mandate has been fulfilled is before the court. The case includes a report by Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge Report on Zoning of Westchester Municipalities and the Perpetuation of ... more
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SUNDAY, JUN 19, 2016

Discover Immigration Trends with Social Explorer at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Discover Immigration Trends with Social Explorer at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Social Explorer created custom data maps to tell the story of America's immigrant heritage for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival On the Move: Migration and Immigration Today. Visit our banner display to trace immigrant journeys across the nation and through time. Social Explorer, Inc. is a small business specializing in data visualization and information design. First conceived in 1999, Social Explorer breaks down the barriers to large-scale data analysis and demographic mapping. ... more
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TUESDAY, JUN 14, 2016

Social Explorer Map in NY Times Article on School Segregation

Social Explorer Map in NY Times Article on School Segregation
In the article "Choosing a School for My Daughter in a Segregated City," New York Times reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones details her local school zone controversy and the complicated history of segregated schools in America. Decades after Brown vs. Board of Education declared that "separate but equal" was illegal, kids and parents still contend with tensions around who is welcome at which school. The story features a map based on data from Social Explorer showing the s... more
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