Amanda Cox is an American journalist and head of special data projects at USAFacts. Until January 2022 she was the graphics editor of the New York Times data journalism. She helps develop and teach data journalism courses at the New York University School of Journalism.

Prior to The New York Times, Ms. Cox worked at the Federal Reserve Board from 2001 to 2003.

She was awarded the National Design Award in 2009 and the Excellence in Statistical Reporting Award from the American Statistical Association in 2012. Ms. Cox received a bachelor’s degree in math and economics from St. Olaf in 2001 and a master’s degree in statistics from the University of Washington in 2005.

Basic information

Amanda Cox
Data Editor, Graphics Editor
United States

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EACOP, the megaproject of the oil company Total that threatens East Africa

  • Environment
  • Industry

KIMINA - In 2006, the British company Tullow Oil discovered oil reserves in the Albertine Region of northwestern Uganda, with 6.5 billion recoverable barrels. At the beginning of 2022, the French oil company Total secured an agreement with the governments of Tanzania and Uganda and the Chinese state company CNOOC to start constructing the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP). The project will create the largest oil heated pipeline covering 1,443 kilometres between Hoima in Uganda and Tanga in Tanzania, from where the crude oil will be exported.

Goliath vs. David: the race to EU defence money

  • Armed conflict
  • Industry

EU - The war in Ukraine has unveiled a new threat to Europe's security: Russia's deployment of hypersonic missiles. With their unparalleled speed and maneuverability, these missiles pose a significant challenge to traditional defense systems. However, amidst the Ukrainian crisis, European arms manufacturers see an opportunity.

The return of wild salmon in Switzerland, an old fish tale?

  • Environment
  • Fishing industry

In 1987, a year after the Basel environmental disaster that left 1.5 million fishes dead in the Upper Rhine, nine European countries met and promised to restore the river including reintroducing Atlantic salmon by the year 2000 in its natural reproduction habitat in Switzerland. 35 years later, migratory fish travel up the river but are still stuck in France and can’t enter the Swiss confederation.