We use only authoritative sources. We do not project, surmise or estimate in a graphic. We create work only from what we know.
We post or move a locator map only when we can confirm the location ourselves.
We create charts at visually proper perspectives to give an accurate representation of data. The information must be clear and concise. We do not skew or alter data to fit a visual need.
We credit our sources on every graphic, including graphics for which AP journalists have created the data set or database.