Leslie Shapiro

Washington, D.C.

Graphics reporter focusing on data and multimedia storytelling

Education: Parsons School of Design, BFA in Communication Design 2013; The New School, BA in Literary Studies and Writing 2013

Leslie Shapiro has been a Graphics Reporter for The Washington Post since 2016, focusing on data visualization and new media storytelling.
Latest from Leslie Shapiro

    Deeply, truly, very sorry: How tech CEOs talk when they lay off workers

    The Post looked at 48 layoff memos from tech companies ranging from Microsoft to start-ups to see how leaders spin their stories and justify their decisions.

    March 21, 2023

      What would a four-day workweek look like for you? Use our calculator.

      From getting more sleep to socializing, calculate how much time you'd get back with a four-day workweek.

      March 17, 2023

        How the U.S. improvised a plan to deal with a Chinese balloon

        The arrival of a Chinese high-altitude balloon in U.S. airspace called for a measure of creativity and forced military planners to improvise a response.

        February 23, 2023

          See just how bad a year it was for your retirement account — and why

          The S&P 500 peaked on the first trading day of 2022 and never came close to revisiting its high point.

          December 30, 2022

            You’re one in 8 billion

            The world population just hit a record. Here's where you fit in and how the world's demographics are expected to change.

            November 15, 2022

              Mapping the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

              Covid-19 case rates remain high as the world grapples with unequal vaccine rollouts and new variants.

              June 28, 2022

                How Washington Post readers feel about the Supreme Court’s abortion ruling

                More than 23,000 people decried and celebrated the toppling of Roe v. Wade.

                June 25, 2022

                  Summer road trip? Our gas calculator can help you see your costs.

                  After years of pandemic isolation, people are planning summer travel near pre-pandemic levels. But their wallets won’t take them nearly as far.

                  May 27, 2022

                    Cut short

                    Remembering one person for each week of the pandemic: what brought them joy and what they wanted to do next. And how that was cut short.

                    May 18, 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