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Ryan Murphy

Ryan Murphy creates graphics, interactive stories and data-driven features, wrangles difficult datasets and works on tools to make development for the team more efficient. He also oversees the design and maintenance of our large-scale explorers.

Recent Contributions

Interactive: 2006-2010 TEXAS Grant Distributions

The Texas Legislature created the TEXAS (Towards EXcellence, Access and Success) Grant program in 1999 to make higher education more accessible to students from low-income families. Check out the interactive to see how much in TEXAS Grants funding has been allocated to the state's 94 public colleges and universities between 2006 and 2010.

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Ryan Murphy / Matt Stiles / Todd Wiseman

Texas Federal Fundraising Map 2011

Texas candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives have raised more than $9 million in the first quarter of this year in advance of the 2012 federal elections. This interactive map visualizes campaign finances by congressional district during the first quarter of 2011.

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Todd Wiseman / Ryan Murphy

Interactive: Voting Age Population By County

The U.S. Census Bureau collected 2010 population totals for Texas counties, providing a snapshot of the adult populations of each county. With that data, we've built an interactive application to visualize Texas' voting age populations.

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Todd Wiseman / Ryan Murphy / Emily Macrander

Interactive: Texas Superintendent Contracts Annotated

We’ve collected and annotated the contracts of the 10 highest-paid school chiefs, as well as of those who lead the state’s 10 largest districts, for a total of 14, so readers can view their pay in the context of retirement perks, performance incentives and benefits like monthly automobile and cellphone allowances.

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Interactive: Higher Education Statistics

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has released the first-ever Texas Public Higher Education Almanac, a compilation of pertinent data on every public four-year and two-year institution. Here, you can investigate the data on four-year institutions for yourself.

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