Langston Taylor, Data Reporter/General Assignment Reporter

Langston Taylor

Data Reporter/General Assignment Reporter

I write words. Sometimes they're in code. I'm a Maryland native who first worked at the Times as a reporting intern in 2016. Now, my job is to dive into data to find news affecting Tampa Bay or all of Florida. That could mean following money or counting followers. I also build tools that make data and documents easier for our readers to understand. I'm on my phone too much, and you can @ me any time with story ideas or NBA highlight tapes.

Here’s (more) evidence Bill Nelson suffered from bad ballot design in 2018

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott and former U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson
Researchers looked at individual ballots and found evidence of accidental, not intentional, undervotes in Broward County.

The Supreme Court blocks Census citizenship question for now. Here’s why that matters to Florida.

Immigration activists rally outside the Supreme Court as the justices hear arguments over the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census, in Washington, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Critics say the citizenship question on the census will inhibit responses from immigrant-heavy communities that are worried the information will be used to target them for possible deportation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Florida is already at risk of a high undercount. Including a question asking respondents if they were citizens would have depressed it further.

What about Florida issues? We asked Democratic candidates your questions. Now see their answers.

[TARA MCCARTY | Tampa Bay Times]
The Tampa Bay Times asked every major Democratic presidential candidate to weigh in on issues of particular interest to Floridians. Fifteen responded. Here are their answers,...

Florida’s under-70 population now majority-minority

Francis Ntumngia, 42, a native of Cameroon holds his three-year-old son Nevada Ntumngia in his lap during his naturalization ceremony in Tampa in July. Immigration is just one factor behind Florida's growing Hispanic and black populations. [OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times]
U.S. Census estimates reveal a new reality: Non-Hispanic white people make up only 49.9 percent of those younger than 70 in Florida.

Felony convictions block too many from voting and jobs access, federal civil rights report finds

Early voting in Miami. [MIAMI HERALD]
In a report to President Trump, group lauds Florida’s Amendment 4.