Chris Alcantara

Washington, D.C.

Graphics reporter

Education: University of Florida

Chris Alcantara is a graphics reporter at The Washington Post, where he uses code and data to report on business and technology. He joined The Post in 2016.
Latest from Chris Alcantara

    Mapping the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

    Covid-19 has killed more than 5 million people around the world. Case rates remain high as the world grapples with unequal vaccine rollouts and new variants.

    June 28, 2022

    State gun-control laws surge after high-profile mass shootings

    While Congress has failed to heed demands from Democratic governors and state lawmakers for new gun-control legislation, hundreds of measures have passed in such moments in statehouses across the country.

    June 14, 2022

    Twitter lags behind its rivals. Here’s why Elon Musk bought it anyway.

    Twitter has fewer users and less money than many of its social media peers, but it has captured the attention of an influential group of users — including Elon Musk.

    April 26, 2022

      Rents are rising everywhere. See how much prices are up in your area.

      The number of people — particularly younger Americans — looking for their own apartments is squeezing an already tight housing market. Here is how rents are going up in your area.

      April 21, 2022

        The West has imposed a barrage of sanctions on top Russian figures. See how they’re connected to Putin.

        The Washington Post has identified some of the key players in the wider network of political and economic elites that surrounds Russian President Vladimir Putin, including oil executives, steel tycoons, media moguls and spy chiefs.

        March 16, 2022

          Tracking coronavirus deaths, cases and vaccinations in D.C., Maryland and Virginia

          The novel coronavirus made its first appearance in the region on March 5, 2020. How it has spread since then.

          March 3, 2022

            Does everything really cost more? Find out with our inflation quiz.

            Measuring inflation is one of the hardest jobs in the economy, and the past year has been a whirlwind for the price of goods. See how close you can get to price changes for 10 everyday items.

            February 10, 2022

            Biden’s ambitious broadband funding has a key impediment: an outdated map of who needs it

            Problems with FCC maps have been documented for years, and new broadband funds from Biden's ambitious plan to solve Internet inequality can't be deployed until they’re fixed

            December 14, 2021

              How Facebook shapes your feed

              The evolution of what posts get top billing on users’ news feeds, and what gets obscured.

              October 26, 2021

              Nine charts that show who’s winning the U.S.-China tech race

              Chinese companies have made massive strides in many areas, though there are sectors where U.S. firms still dominate.

              September 21, 2021