Author Archives: Leslie Young

About Leslie Young

A budding data and database geek, I try to turn numbers into stories. I've been with Global News since the spring of 2011. Find me on Twitter @leslieyoung

Valentine’s Day interactive

By Leslie Young We had a lot of fun putting together this interactive on singles, conception dates, and sexually transmitted infections. There are a lot of nice maps and interactive graphics, all wrapped up in a Tableau package. Aside from … Continue reading

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Interactive: Increasingly, Ontario graduates shun teacher’s college

Patrick Cain A story/interactive package I’ve been working on for a while went live yesterday – a look at the very depressing job situation for freshly trained Ontario teachers, and how the production of new teachers got badly out of … Continue reading

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Income map #graphicmonday

Patrick Cain I find myself often referencing income maps, in one way or another, when mapping other things (Toronto’s male-victim homicide map, for example, tracks the city’s low-income neighbourhoods fairly precisely). So it’s helpful, once in a while, to publish … Continue reading

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Graphic Monday (On Tuesday)

By Leslie Young No, we weren’t late posting this week’s Graphic Monday. But, we were a little late posting it to the Tumblr. Sorry! I hope you’ll enjoy it though. This week, we used some new Statistics Canada data to … Continue reading

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Graphic Monday: Mapping same-sex couples

by Patrick Cain My colleague Leslie Young for most of January has been putting out our #graphicmonday feature, which is a way of getting value out of a mass of material we have around that’s interesting, but doesn’t fit a … Continue reading

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Open data and the news

By Leslie Young It’s generally accepted among journalists that in Canada, it’s very hard to get an interesting news story out of the data that governments make available for download on their various “Open Data” sites. Quite simply, it’s usually … Continue reading

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Graphic Monday: Canadian arms exports

By Leslie Young This week’s Graphic Monday feature is an interactive look at some of Canada’s arms exports. I was surprised to see how many Canadian guns went to Denmark, of all places. Much less surprising is that the U.S. … Continue reading

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