Innovation Showcase 2013 / Juanita Ceballos, Adam Perez, Sylvia Obell
Sounding Off On Stop And Frisk
@jceballosv, @Adamperez, @SylviaObell
On Wednesday, Sept. 13,2012 the Bronx Ink staff decided to find out if Bronx residents thought the stop-and-frisk tactics might in any way be contributing to the growing unrest. Reporters scoured 12 community districts and collected the stories of 33 people, ranging from the ages of 19 to 72. Of those surveyed, 43 percent were Black, 30 percent Hispanic, 15 percent White, 9 percent South Asian, and 3 percent Asian. Six were women, 27 were men. Occupations ranged from student to dishwasher to paralegal. The overall population in the Bronx is 30.1 percent Black, 53.5 percent Hispanic, 10.9 percent White, and 3.2 percent Asian.Sounding Off On Stop and Frisk” fuses four elements of story telling: data, personal narrative, audio and photography. The interactive grid allows for the user to scroll over an image of Bronx resident’s face, when scrolled over, displays their name, age, where they live and occupation. Clicking on the image plays the subjects testimony. We took each testimony and broke it down into readable data.For example, we took a statement and determined who was in favor or disproved of the policy, how many times they were stop, age, race, occupation and where they lived. We were able to create a 33-person sample and compare it to NYP data. You will also fine info graphics mixed in with the photo grid based on NYPD data set we found on the policy. We designed them each ourselves. Also, we took quotes from the recorded audio and embedded them within the text.