Matt Stiles

Matt Stiles appears in the following:

The State Of The Cancer Nation

Friday, April 17, 2015

The prevalence of smoking and other major cancer risk factors varies widely by state. So does the uptake for preventive screening tests.


In Korea, Spam Isn't Junk Meat — It's A Treat

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

It's a gelatinous slab of pork, salt and starch — and in fancy packaging, it's a popular holiday gift. So how did South Korea become the world's No. 2 Spam consumer? Blame it on the war.


Your Questions About The American Health Care Act

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

What questions do you have about the new national health care law known as Obamacare? Use NPR's interactive guide to answer them.


Census Aims To Bring Statistics Home With A New Mobile App

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The U.S. Census Bureau's new mobile app, called dwellr, aims to help Americans understand where they live — and maybe where they should live.


You've Tracked Down Hundreds Of Accessible Playgrounds. Help Us Find More!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

We asked our audience to help us improve our national guide to accessible playgrounds, and it responded, adding or editing hundreds of locations.


Read The Most Important Bits From NYC's Stop-And-Frisk Ruling

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The federal judge in New York City's closely watched stop-and-frisk trial issued a pointed ruling that alluded to police whistle-blowers, academic research and the Trayvon Martin case.


6 Questions For The Man Who Tracks Texas Trends

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Almost no one knows more about the rapidly growing Texas population than the state's demographer, Lloyd Potter. He talks about the historic shift in Hispanic population — and why he's...


Democrats Face The Two States Of Texas: Urban And Rural

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

The good news for Texas Democrats is that the state is becoming more urban. The bad news? It could be many years before urban Democratic voting margins are high enough for them to win statewide elections.


The ZIP Code Turns 50 Today; Here Are 9 That Stand Out

Monday, July 01, 2013

The U.S. Postal Service began using the five-digit ZIP code in 1963. In recognition of the anniversary, we've examined the list of more than 40,000 ZIP codes and highlighted a few that deserve extra attention.


Read The Rulings: Inside The Same-Sex Marriage Decisions

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, ruling that legally married same-sex couples are now entitled to the same federal benefits as married oppo...


Read The Ruling: Inside The Affirmative Action Decision

Monday, June 24, 2013

The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a lower court to reconsider its decision upholding a race-based admissions program at the University of Texas. Explore the ruling.


5 Things To Know About America's Fastest-Growing Counties

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Energy production, military realignment, Hispanic immigration, student enrollment and changing retirement patterns are among the forces driving population gains in America's fastest-growing counties.


A Guide To Tech Terms In The NSA Story

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The details about the NSA's foreign surveillance programs are still not fully understood. And for many people, neither are the terms associated with some of the stories. What, exactly...


Census: Smartphones Bridging Digital Divide

Monday, June 10, 2013

More Americans are using the Internet than ever before, and smartphones could be bridging the divide among race and ethnic groups.


Stunning Satellite Images Show A Changing Globe

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Google teamed up with the USGS, NASA and TIME magazine to release a stunning cache of satellite images compiled over the past 28 years.


Census: Black Voting Rate Topped Rate For Whites In 2012

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

New details from a Census survey shows just how much more diverse the American electorate is becoming, with political implications still to come.


Documents: Wal-Mart Auditors Inspect Bangladesh Factory, Find Safety Flaws

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

On Dec. 3, 2011, a company hired by Wal-Mart to inspect a factory in Bangladesh found numerous worker, safety and environmental issues that violated the retail giant's terms for suppliers.


Interactive: Compare Your Commute To The Nation's Longest

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Are you a "mega-commuter"? That's a term used by the U.S. Census Bureau to describe those who commute at least 90 minutes and 50 miles to work. And nearly 600,000 Americans do. View a...


Data Journalism

Friday, June 29, 2012

The immense amounts of data collected by local, state and federal government agencies can be an incredibly valuable trove for enterprising journalists.  It can also be a pointless slog. NPR's StateImpact project database reporting coordinator Matt Stiles and computational journalism professor at Duke Sarah Cohen explain how they find good stories in a sea of government data.  

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