CNS Data Lab

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.

How much iconic directors use curse words

CNS sought to find out what director’s movies had the foulest language.

Chesapeake farmers target runoff reduction, lawmakers seek conservation funds

MIDDLETOWN, Maryland — A gaggle of excitable white turkeys gobbled and clucked in their pen at Open Book Farm on a chilly afternoon in late October. Most days, the birds roamed free in one of the farm’s pastures, scratching and…

Hogan’s decisive victory, in five charts

This win was bigger than Hogan’s last. Here’s how he pulled it off.

How did Maryland vote in the 2018 governor’s race?

See how the state’s votes came in

And the most competitive Oscar year goes to…

CNS examined the ratings of every movie ever nominated for the best picture Oscar to determine what movies face especially adverse odds to win the coveted prize.

Analysis: When books become movies

Your favorite book became a movie. Did book sales get a boost?

Moviegoers don’t see best picture nominees anymore

Best picture nominees don’t perform well at the box office anymore, but people do still go to see good movies

Hogan wins backing of hundreds of former O’Malley donors, records show

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Hundreds of donors that contributed to Democrat Martin O’Malley between 2007 and 2011 are financially backing Republican Larry Hogan as he seeks a second term as Maryland’s governor, according to a Capital News Service analysis of campaign…

Trump is using pardons differently than his predecessors, data show

Recent presidents developed norms about using their pardoning power: deploy it sparingly, approve applicants through an official process and delay controversial pardons. In his first 18 months in office, President Donald Trump has abided by none of these rules.