Breaking News: #DataViz Headline Challenge Week Four Finalists

This spring, The New York Times Learning Network’s “What’s Going on in This Graph?” and the American Statistical Association teamed up for the This is Statistics 2022 Spring Contest. Students and educators had the opportunity to showcase their statistical literacy and journalism skills by submitting clear and compelling headlines for New York Times graphs in March’s four weekly challenges.  

Each week, students and educators had the opportunity to analyze a New York Times graph and submit their most compelling statistical headline. A panel of judges — American Statistical Association members and New York Times Learning Network advisors with expertise in data visualization — reviewed the submissions and ranked the top headlines of the week.  

Congratulations to our Week Four Finalists! 

High School & Middle School

“INFLATION AGITATION: Americans Feeling Pain at the Pump and Dinner Table” 

Winston L., Valley Christian High School, San Jose, California 

Sponsor: Claudia Smith 

  

“What Price Increases Affect Us Most? Survey Says Gas, Milk, Meat, And More” 

Jonathan L., Valley Christian High School, San Jose, California 

Sponsor: Ms. Claudia Smith 

  

“What prices stand out to you? Gas at an all time high? We asked people about inflation and here’s what they said.” 

Ella N., Prospect Sierra Middle School, El Cerrito, California 

  

“Wallet feeling light? Americans say the price of necessities like gas and food is creeping higher.” 

Alex C., Crean Lutheran High School, Irvine, California 

  

“Gas, Milk, and Meat, Oh My! Consumers Notice Price Increase of Basic Items.” 

Mary Louisa L., School Without Walls, Washington D.C. 

Sponsor: Ms. Sylvia 

“Gas and Food Items Hit Hardest by COVID Inflation According to Consumers” 

Brad Z., Valley Christian High School, San Jose, California 

Sponsor: Claudia Smith 

  

“Beefy Prices: Consumers Note Inflating Costs of Food, Gas, Cars, Essentials” 

James R., Westlake High School, Austin, Texas 

Sponsor: Laura Ringwood 

  

“Gas and Food Prices Skyrocket, Drawing the Attention of Consumers” 

Grace G., Valley Christian High School, San Jose, California 

Sponsor: Claudia Smith 

  

“Prices for gas and livestock products sky high? Take a look at this interesting graph to see peoples opinions on prices today.” 

Tobias D. H., Prospect Sierra Middle School, El Cerrito, California 

Sponsor: Beth Alsberg 

  

“Gas, Milk, Meat, Beef, According to Buyers, Which Products Have Been Getting More and More Pricy?” 

Diya P., Prospect Sierra Middle School, El Cerrito, California 

Sponsor: Beth Alsberg 

  

“Gas, Milk, Meat, What Else? According to Buyers, These Items Have Been Getting More and More Expensive.” 

Claudia C., Prospect Sierra Middle School, El Cerrito, California 

Sponsor: Beth Alsberg 

  

“Gas Tops the List of Most Notable Price Hikes in the Last Year” 

Rafiki H., Herbert H. Lehman High School, Bronx, New York 

  

“The skyrocketing prices of gas, milk, and meat top the charts of what changes wow Americans” 

Ruchir S., International Academy East, Troy, Michigan 

  

“Big Changes, Small Changes: What Products Have Noticeably Changed in Price Over the Past Year?” 

Zoe H., Pewaukee High School, Pewaukee, Wisconsin 

Sponsor: Abigail Bartz 

  

“Gas Prices Through the Roof! Consumers List out the Most Expensive Products and Services” 

Diya G., International Academy East, Troy, Michigan 

Sponsor: Mrs. Emily Beski-Threm 

  

“Gas, Milk, Meat and Beef: America’s Prices are Rising and People are Noticing” 

Josie C., Mount Lebanon High School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

Sponsor: Heather Pessy 

  

“Price changes Americans are watching in their everyday lives” 

Wylde L., The Field School, Washington DC 

Sponsor: Alana Kilcullen 

  

“Which Products and Services Have Notable Price Increases? In first place, Gas.” 

Mia Z., Valley Christian High School, San Jose, California 

Sponsor: Claudia Smith 

  

“Dramatic rise in Gas prices cause people concern.” 

Jeremiah H., Brashier Middle College Charter High School, Simpsonville, South Carolina 

Sponsor: Dr. Ballard 

  

“Money money money: prices are rising in all fields” 

Georgia P., Prospect Sierra Middle School, El Cerrito, California 

Sponsor: Beth Alsberg 

  

“What have you and others noticed go up in price this last year?” 

Fiona F., Prospect Sierra Middle School, El Cerrito, California 

Sponsor: Beth Alsberg 

  

“The prices of items are increasing rapidly. What do people think are the most noticeable?” 

Esi S., Prospect Sierra Middle School, El Cerrito, California 

Sponsor: Beth Alsberg 

  

“Milk, Gas, and Haircuts? These are the surprising things American’s think are becoming more expensive.” 

Noah G.-R., Prospect Sierra Middle School, El Cerrito, California 

Sponsor: Beth Alsberg 

  

“Prices are on the rise, what have people noticed the most?” 

Sophie K., Prospect Sierra Middle School, El Cerrito, California 

Sponsor: Beth Alsberg 

  

“Gas prices and many other everyday products are rising! What products do people think have higher prices than last year?” 

Henry W., Prospect Sierra Middle School, El Cerrito, California 

Sponsor: Beth Alsberg 

  

“How inflation affects people in real life: Perceptions of a fluctuating economy.” 

Oscar W., Prospect Sierra Middle School, El Cerrito, California 

Sponsor: Beth Alsberg 

 

Undergraduate 

“Purchasing Power: Products and Services that have seen their prices rise dramatically according to Consumers.” 

Tropel C., Université Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France 

Sponsor: Nadine Lynn-Martinsons 

  

“What item has the most shocking price increase for you?” 

Mathilde S., Université Grenoble Alpes IUT 2, St Martin d’Hères, France 

Sponsor: Nadine Lynn-Martinsons 

  

“Where Do Americans Feel the Greatest Impact of Inflation? At Their Local Grocery Stores” 

Anh N., University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 

 

Finalists include the highest scoring 10% of submissions for each age group and all tied submissions at that same score. 

Thank you to all who participated in the #DataViz Headline Challenge!
Winners will be announced soon! 

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