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stuart andrew thompson
editor/writer/head of not-just-text journalism at The New York Times Opinion. I always want your tips: stuart.thompson@nytimes.com or DM me.
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Tyler Fisher 18h
Every election cycle data nerds argue how standard geographic maps are bad. Every newsroom I've ever worked in inevitably had a debate about it. This is the best version of the argument I've ever seen. Use a cartogram!
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Betsy Mason 18h
I have an opinion about election maps: They're not good. Here's why:
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stuart andrew thompson 18h
put it on my tombstone
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stuart andrew thompson 19h
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stuart andrew thompson 19h
Replying to @lajoiemedia
is this true? i don't really know the story of Y2K. i thought it was partly some fixes but mostly the problem was overblown and most systems carried on fine without upgrades? i need a documentary!
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stuart andrew thompson 20h
under all my anxiety about Election Day is a weird feeling. that it'll kind of be like... Y2K? and everything will go smoothly and we'll all move on? is this crazy?
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stuart andrew thompson Oct 30
congrats to who won the publisher's award for visual storytelling! "For creative visual storytelling that combines reporting, design and programming with pixel-perfect attention to detail."
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stuart andrew thompson Oct 30
this is excellent and terrifying
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stuart andrew thompson Oct 30
Replying to @fitzmaro
this would have been a way better series name!
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stuart andrew thompson Oct 30
Replying to @Nat_Lash
i must add this is by the inquisitive, ruthlessly detailed !
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Jenny Lyn Bader Oct 30
Yes this confirms what we found during the research for project — there are so many forms of voter suppression and not counting ballots is one of the most alarming. Thousands of votes cast don’t get counted every cycle due to reasons like these.
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stuart andrew thompson Oct 30
thanks to my great team and also my colleagues who listened to our weird pitch about a series of visual "tap story" slidey charticles and just said "yes! exciting! do it!" which is the best.
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stuart andrew thompson Oct 30
6) and today we examine election maps. trump used the 2016 map to exaggerate his support. he may do the same this year. but as Betsy Mason writes, these maps are also full of ~visual illusions~. it's like the "blue/black dress" story, but about elex maps.
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stuart andrew thompson Oct 30
5) we asked the great folks at Civic Design to redesign the voting process. design is an incredibly powerful tool to help voters! yet so many states resist using these designs because of... inertia? incompetence? animations by
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stuart andrew thompson Oct 30
Replying to @iarynam
4) Gus explored one wild scenario that shows just how far Trump and Republicans could go to win the election... even if they lose. this has been making rounds after Kavanaugh's opinion made a lot of people worried
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stuart andrew thompson Oct 30
Replying to @iarynam
3) pitched and wrote this piece on how trump's inspired by dictators and racists, and how that's informing his campaign strategy today
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stuart andrew thompson Oct 30
Replying to @stuartathompson
2) we got new data on ballots that were ALREADY being rejected this election: mostly young, non-white and new voters
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stuart andrew thompson Oct 30
today we published the last in our series of visual opinion pieces about what could go wrong in the election here's a recap! 1) your ballot could be rejected over trivial mistakes using terrible voting laws
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stuart andrew thompson Oct 30
it's rare that trump's tweets surprise me but WOW
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rat king Oct 29
what does it say about a platform that it must take down long-running features to make it less immediately harmful? and conversely, when the election is over, why is it okay to turn the harmful feature back on?
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