California, Computed

Our best data journalism of 2019

The Times’ newly formed Data and Graphics Department is merging the sciences of statistics and computer programming with the arts of reporting, writing and editing.

It’s charged with creating visual stories, investigative analysis, interactive games, automated applications and digital designs that cover the top stories in our state.

Here are 50 examples of the team’s work this past year:


Both natural and man-made

Explaining L.A.

Better understanding our arts, culture and atmosphere

California’s campaign

Our view of 2020

The environmental challenge

Pollution, climate change and endangered species

The Homicide Report

A story for every victim

Census 2020

Warning signs for the enumeration ahead


Insights into excellence

The rest

Homelessness, Hollywood, healthcare and more