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.

Sagging NHL power play opportunities hurting Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin

Alex Ovechkin is quickly climbing the NHL’s all-time scoring lists, but a league-wide lack of power play opportunities may be hampering his ascent.

Achievement gaps contribute to Maryland’s fall in education rankings

A Capital News Service analysis of state education data found the achievement gaps were especially pronounced in counties with the highest success rates.

Prince George’s police prepare to roll out body camera program

Advocates hope the PGPD program — smaller in scope than similar efforts by police forces across the nation — will bring more accountability to a department with a long history of wrongdoing.

Public and critics divide on video games — especially Call of Duty

With all facets of pop-culture — movies, books, TV shows, etc. — the public and professional critics often disagree. Video games are no exception.

Affordable Care Act substantially expanded mental health coverage

The Affordable Care Act strengthened benefits for mental health services and addiction treatment across the country. A repeal could seriously affect Marylanders, especially those who received coverage through Medicaid expansion.

Teams in white jerseys win Super Bowl with improbable regularity

Overall, teams in white have won 32 of 50 Super Bowls over their colored-jersey-sporting counterparts, a statistical anomaly.

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.

For first time in NFL history, league’s best backs younger than 24

Young running backs dominated the league this year, with four of the five top runners still on their rookie contracts.

Running backs on rookie contracts are economical options for Super Bowl teams

When the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons face off in the Super Bowl, they will feature three running backs still playing on meager rookie contracts: Devonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman and James White.

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.