Author Archives: Brandon Quester

Brandon Quester is director of data and visuals at inewsource. To contact him with tips, suggestions or corrections, please email brandonquester [at] inewsource [dot] org.
Most popular inewsource Data Center posts in 2017

Most popular inewsource Data Center posts in 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, we’re highlighting our top five databases of the year, as measured by pageviews. In all, these databases include more than 12.3 million data points on topics ranging from education and specialized taxes to details about fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border. Much of this was possible due to the inewsource Data Center, which launched in ... Read More »

America’s Wall: How we crunched the numbers

America’s Wall: How we crunched the numbers

America’s Wall is the culmination of months of reporting and data analysis to better understand the evolution of the U.S.-Mexico border wall and its impact on illegal immigration. KPBS and inewsource were interested in the specific fencing types and locations, so we requested those from Border Patrol and mapped the responsive records. Read More »

Diabetes-related amputations: How we crunched the data

To identify the increase in diabetes-related amputations in California, inewsource analyzed data from the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, the agency that collects information about the care provided to patients discharged from California hospitals. The data, compiled at the request of inewsource, includes more than 100 separate billing codes, by body part and procedure, detailing patients treated ... Read More »