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Our long-form reporting campaigns use in-depth research to shed light on important issues or reveal new information.
Drug Arrests on College Campuses
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- Notable Features: Huffington Post, Chicago Sun Times, DrugFree.org, TimesUnion.com
To better understand which colleges have the most prevalent drug cultures, we examined drug and alcohol-related arrest records and disciplinary actions in college towns. The resulting infographic showed various maps breaking down the cities with the highest concentration of incidents.
Due to the subject matter’s popularity, this was one of three related campaigns we did around this topic. This is a good example of using the same concept to create updated versions as new research emerged.
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- Notable Features: The Daily Mail, Search Engine Land,
Rehabilitation is not only for individuals suffering from addiction — entire cities can benefit from efforts to reverse the ill-affects of drug activity.
Google Street View gives people an on-the-ground glimpse into worlds they may never see in real life. Using this technology, we pinpointed neighborhoods ravaged by drug activity that have been revitalized in recent years, including urban areas in Chicago, New York, New Orleans, and Baltimore. The dramatic before and after photos show what’s possible when the community and law enforcement band together to reduce drug-related crimes.
Visualizing Drug Experiences
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- Notable Features: Huffington Post, Business Insider, AJC.com
To gain a better understanding of the experience of using recreational drugs, we looked at thousands of drug users’ written accounts on Erowid. We conducted extensive linguistic analysis to determine the most common words used and associated with eight of the most used and abused illicit drugs.
The resulting word clouds are visually-stunning and paint a picture of the unique experience of using different drugs, including marijuana, meth, heroin, and mushrooms.
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