Computer-assisted reporting allows the reader to view a story in different ways and stimulate different senses. The story "Pepco: a Washington Post analysis" used computer-assisted reporting to display the year's power outages in Washington, DC. The map displayed the number of customers affected by power outages. This map provided evidence to the story. In order to do this reporting, the reporter needed to know how to manipulate Google maps. Knowledge of software such as Microsoft Word would also be needed to produce the bar graph.