Data Stories

Students in the Data Lab develop innovative data-driven web applications, interactive graphics and in-depth web projects. They serve as lead producers for CNS’ destination website and help test innovative new ideas to advance the practice of journalism.

Cable television is on the decline in the ‘Age of the Customer’

In 2013, there were over 100 million households paying for cable. It can be forecasted that by 2026 there will be less than 60 million.

American teens are experiencing a rise in mental health disorders, suicidal thoughts

From 2007 to 2019, the share of adolescents who reported having a major depressive episode jumped 60%.

Airlines lift CDC mask mandate after Florida judge’s ruling

On April 18, U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle ruled that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) mask mandate for airplanes and public transportation was an unlawful extension of authority. As a result, several major U.S. airlines have…

Opioids killed thousands of Maryland residents in 2021

Opioid and fentanyl-related deaths have been growing nationwide in recent years.

Fatal vehicle crashes in Maryland spike during pandemic despite less people on the road

Maryland followed a nationwide trend during the pandemic where, despite emptier roads, vehicle crashes turned more fatal than previous years. This is possibly due to riskier driving behaviors, such as distracted driving and speeding.

DC metro area will likely see influx of multifamily developments over next decade

The growth in construction coincides with rising demand for multifamily housing in the area.

Washington D.C. sees recent increase in cases of violent crime

Total violent crime is on the rise in 2022. By April 19, 2021, all violent crime in Washington D.C. was at 961 cases. By April 19 of this year, violent crime had already surpassed that at 1,230 cases, an almost 28 percent increase.

Higher education enrollment faced unprecedented drop during COVID-19 pandemic

Public higher education enrollment significantly declined despite a high unemployment rate during the pandemic, breaking a historical trend. As the country came out of the recession, enrollment plummeted even further.

Months after the launch of retail sports betting in Maryland, mobile options have yet to get off the ground

Nearly a year and a half after Maryland voters approved a sports betting bill, Maryland’s sports betting industry isn’t fully up and running.  Maryland entered the sports betting world in 2021 with Gov. Larry Hogan signing a sports betting bill…

Maryland COVID Tracker

A comprehensive view of key data for monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic in Maryland.