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Allison McCartney

Allison McCartney

Data Fellow


Allison McCartney recently graduated from Stanford University with a master's degree in journalism, specializing and computational and data journalism. In 2014, she was one of two AP-Google Journalism and Technology scholars, and in 2015 she received a Magic Grant from the Brown Institute for Media Innovation to work on a web dashboard for analyzing government contracting data. Before coming to Stanford, she worked as the editor of PBS NewsHour Extra, the educational resource site for the PBS NewsHour. Her work has appeared in various media outlets including MOTHERBOARD,, Entrepreneur Magazine and KQED. Allison is originally from Plano, Texas, and also holds a degree from Washington University in St. Louis.


The Trump Era

The Wall: Explore the US-Mexico border fence

Bids are out for President Donald Trump’s border wall and a draft plan envisions fencing and walls along at least 1,200 additional miles of the Mexican border by 2020. Here’s the status of the current border fence based on data we’ve been collecting and analyzing for years.

Mar 3, 2017