Evan J. Berkowitz
Evan J. Berkowitz
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Evan Berkowitz is a data journalist in Capital News Service’s College Park bureau Studio C. He is design editor of The Diamondback and a freelance arts writer for Smithsonian Insider.

March 29, 2017
As Trump touts regulation rollbacks, CNS analysis shows Maryland coal jobs didn’t evaporate under Obama

A CNS analysis of coal mining employment and production shows that the number of coal jobs fell sharply in Maryland well before President Obama got to office, and stayed relatively constant during Obama’s first term.

February 3, 2017
Beating the Buzzer: Wizards Keep Games Tight to the End

If it seems like the Washington Wizards win or lose a lot of nail biters, that’s because they do. The team’s games are decided much later than an average NBA team’s games, a CNS analysis of win probability data shows.

January 27, 2017
Here’s the national park Twitter presence President Trump has directed to cease

President Donald Trump’s direction that the Interior Department temporarily cease social media communication put the brakes this week on a set of popular accounts managed by America’s National Park Service sites, though some were tweeting again by Friday.

January 13, 2017
Joe Biden third to earn Medal of Freedom for vice presidential service

Vice President Joe Biden became the third person awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for work as vice president when President Obama surprised him with the medal Thursday.

January 12, 2017
Maryland ahead of Congress in female legislative representation, but numbers have stagnated

While the share of women in the General Assembly surpasses that of the U.S. Congress, the number has not changed significantly in more than a decade.

February 28, 2017
Maryland ranks eighth in new “best states” ranking

A new ranking of “Best States” released Tuesday by U.S. News and World Report ranked Maryland eighth, using factors like growth, employment, healthcare and education.

February 22, 2017
National Gallery show includes artist who spent time in Baltimore

A British-American engraver who once formed a whirlwind friendship with Baltimore’s most influential journalist is among more than 20 artists on view in a National Gallery of Art exhibition that explores cities through prints.

March 2, 2017
Republican states lower in U.S. News ‘best states’ rankings

All but four Democrat-controlled state legislatures in the U.S. rest above the halfway mark of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best State” rankings, released Monday.

March 8, 2017
Three unique challenges of those newly-discovered exoplanets

Don’t book your ticket to TRAPPIST-1, just yet. Here’s a look at three unique features of the newly-discovered solar system that might complicate things a bit.

January 18, 2017
Trump to take office with historically low approval ratings

Maryland – When President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated Friday, he will have a lower personal favorability rating than any of his four predecessors at the same time in their careers.

January 20, 2017
Trump’s inaugural address had fifth-lowest reading level since Lincoln

President Donald Trump’s inaugural address Friday scored a reading grade level of 7.6 on the Flesch-Kincaid scale, tied for fifth-lowest among addresses since Abraham Lincoln.

March 15, 2017
With academics as the only factor, March Madness brackets get busted

In this 2017 NCAA men’s basketball tournament bracket, the winners are determined by a team’s graduation rate, not its athletic chops