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MIT 4.s02: Information Design
Last month, all of us here at Fathom were busy wrapping up 2016's projects, not the least of which was our second consecutive semester teaching Information Design: Exploration, Navigation, and Understanding.
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First of Her Kind
Amidst all the attention given to the 2016 presidential campaign, it was easy to miss an important date in the history of women in American government. One hundred years ago, on November 7, 1916, Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman to be elected to federal office when she won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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The Measure of a Nation

There’s a great scene in The Newsroom where a college student in the audience of a Q & A panel asks curmudgeonly TV news anchor Will McAvoy to give a reason why America is the greatest country in the world. After a few facetious half-answers about the New York Jets, the panel moderator coaxes McAvoy into a profanity-laced rant. Why is America the best? “It’s not,” McAvoy snaps. “There is absolutely no evidence to support the statement that we’re the greatest country in the world.”

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Charlie on the MTA
Fathom is excited to have Charlie on our team as an intern for the semester, here from the University of Connecticut. Coming from a journalism and radio background, we asked him some questions about what brought him to Fathom and his memories of his first concert (among other things).
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Interactive reports
From trends in civic tech, to monitoring poverty in New York City, to understanding the future of business, we've been fielding more inquiries from organizations who want better ways to communicate the data in their research and reports.
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