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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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TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2016

Social Explorer in NY Times article on Murder in Chicago

Social Explorer in NY Times article on Murder in Chicago
While murder rates in Los Angeles and New York continue to decline each year, Chicago's has increased by 62 percent. In The New York Times feature “Chicago’s Murder Problem,” Ford Fessenden and Haeyoun Park investigate the issues from homicide rates to gun violence to gang activity to segregation. They visualize their findings in maps and charts that include demographic and crime data from Social Explorer. There was a time when it looked as if Chicago... more
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016

Social Explorer at the Webbys!

Social Explorer at the Webbys!
Social Explorer won Best Law Website in the 20th Annual Webby Awards for our project Threat to Representation of Children and Non-Citizens, a report with interactive maps showing the potential impact of the Supreme Court case Evenwel v. Abbott on redistricting. On Monday night, we celebrated at the star- and meme-studded Webby Awards​ ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street in the company of such online innovators as Kim Kardashian ("Break the Internet Award"), The Onion ("Lif... more
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FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge on Housing Segregation in Westchester Case

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge on Housing Segregation in Westchester Case
Update: The Journal News covers the case and Beveridge's expert report in "Westchester still segregated despite lawsuit, group says." Remedies suggested by the Anti-Discrimination Center include contempt of court and extending the length of the settlement implementation for another seven years.   Original Post: The Anti-Discrimination Center filed a report today on the continued housing discrimination in Westchester County. Social Explorer's And... more
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MONDAY, MAY 09, 2016

Getting Ready for the Webby Awards with Kanye West

Getting Ready for the Webby Awards with Kanye West
We at Social Explorer are thrilled to have won the Webby Award for best law website for our project, Threat to Representation for Children and Non-Citizens. We believe in the power of data and visuals to inform and engage people, and this recognition will help us reach new audiences and do even more. We data nerds are celebrating the win the best way we know how--with demographics! Check out our mini-project on fellow Webby Award winner Kanye West. Tune in nex... more
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TUESDAY, MAY 03, 2016

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge Talks Demographics on WABE Atlanta Public Radio

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge Talks Demographics on WABE Atlanta Public Radio
Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge appeared on WABE Atlanta Public Radio to talk about demographic change. The Atlanta Regional Commission estimates that Gwinnett County's Hispanic population could nearly double from 20 percent today to 37 percent by 2040. In the story "Forecast Says Gwinnett Will Be 37 Percent Hispanic By 2040" by reporter Elly Yu, Beveridge said: ...while numbers like birth and death rates are easy to track, immigration trends can be hard to predic... more
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WEDNESDAY, APR 27, 2016

New Health Data Now Available in Social Explorer Maps

New Health Data Now Available in Social Explorer Maps
County level health data from 2010 to 2015 are available on our site are now available as maps, in addition to reports. Start exploring a variety of health factors including obesity, smoking, excessive drinking, access to healthy foods and medical care. These data were compiled by the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps program. The measures come from a variety of national and state data sources including the Center for Disease Control and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Syste... more
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TUESDAY, APR 26, 2016

Social Explorer Project Named Best Law Website in the 20th Annual Webby Awards!

Social Explorer Project Named Best Law Website in the 20th Annual Webby Awards!
We are excited to announce that Social Explorer has been named the Best Law Website in the 20th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Social Explorer’s Threat to Representation of Children and Non-Citizens project examines the potential impact that th... more
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FRIDAY, APR 22, 2016

Prince's Minneapolis: A Look at the Demographics Behind the Minnesota Sound

Prince's Minneapolis: A Look at the Demographics Behind the Minnesota Sound
Music icon Prince passed away yesterday at his home in Chanhassen City, Minnesota. Social Explorer examines the city of Prince’s youth and where he spent his years recording, using census data from 1970 and the latest American Community Survey. Prince Rogers Nelson was born in 1958 into a musical family. He spent several years living in the Willard-Hay and Uptown neighborhoods of Minneapolis. Deeply involved with the Uptown area, he would later open a store and gallery there cal... more
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