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  1. Visually Speaking: Designing for the (Un)wired World

    By Dana Amihere

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    Why newsrooms should go responsive, even for complex projects.

  2. Ms. Management: The Hard Work of Hiring Well

    By Stacy-Marie Ishmael

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    In this installment of Ms. Management, we learn why a better interview process is better for everyone, not just the applicants.

  3. Event Roundup, Apr 17

    By Erika Owens

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    Society for News Design brings its conference to Charlotte, while WordCamp for Publishers is looking for your session ideas.

  4. Things You Made, April 12

    By Lindsay Muscato

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    Projects from Buzzfeed, the Dallas Morning News, NJ.com, the Oregonian, the Tampa Bay Times, and more.

  5. Event Roundup, Apr 10

    By Erika Owens

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    You have till Thursday to pitch ideas to ONA, and till tomorrow to pitch DjangoCon.

  6. Ops to the Nines

    By Dave Stanton

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    The S3 outage had far-reaching consequences, with a significant chunk of all internet traffic—and a lot of major sites and web apps—impacted to some extent, but it didn’t have to be this way. You can insulate your apps from practically any outage given a bit of knowhow, some forethought, and a calculated approach to balancing your costs and risks.

  7. Shields Up: Developing Security Skepticism

    By Martin Shelton

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    A little fear can motivate us to take action. But as consumers of security news, even the most well-intentioned reporting can scare us into paralysis—or worse, encourage us to adopt behaviors that promote a false sense of security.

  8. When The Designer Shows Up in the Design

    By Lena Groeger

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    The unintended ways that assumptions, perspectives and biases find their way into our work as journalists, designers and developers. We’ll look at how the decisions we make—what data to base our stories on, what form those stories should take, how they’re designed, who they’re created for—always come out of our particular point of view.

  9. Event Roundup, Apr 3

    By Erika Owens

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    Today’s deadline day for Knight Prototype Fund and Matter Seven. You have till Friday to apply to the Data Journalism Awards and pitch to SRCCON!

  10. Subverting the Story Model

    By Tyler Fisher

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    Let’s articulate the problem. There are too many damn Trump stories. The emergence of products like What The Fuck Just Happened Today?, the New York Times’ The Daily and FiveThirtyEight’s TrumpBeat are a clear indication that audiences are clamoring for a more distilled, high-level view of everything happening at once.

  11. Same Diff: Trump’s Budget Proposal

    By David Yanofsky

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    The White House budget proposal was released on March 16, and while the document itself was “skinnier” than in years past, news organizations’ efforts in parsing it were as robust as ever. Let’s take a look at how they found their way into and visually reported out the 60-page document.

  12. NICAR When You’re Not New Anymore

    By Andrew Nguyen

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    When you’re no longer new to NICAR, it’s time to start mentoring and collaborating with students and newsrooms who need your help. Here’s one perspective on making the jump from newbie to veteran.

  13. Things You Made, March 28

    By Erin Kissane and Lindsay Muscato

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    Projects from the Financial Times, the Guardian, the New York Times, the Pudding, the Sun Sentinel, and more.

  14. How I Learned to NICAR

    By Kristin Hussey

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    What NICAR 2017 looked like through the eyes of a longtime freelance reporter who needed more data skills.

  15. To NICAR, With Love

    By Lo Bénichou

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    I am queer. I am a women. I am Jewish. I am mixed. And I work in the news in Trump’s America.

  16. Five Tips to Make the Most of NICAR

    By Stephanie Lamm

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    The Computer Assisted Reporting conference brings together digital, data-driven journalists from all over the world.

  17. Event Roundup, Mar 27

    By Erika Owens

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    It’s time to pitch sessions to SRCCON, plus a bunch of meetups this week.

  18. Cleaner, Smarter Spreadsheets Start with Structure

    By Sandhya Kambhampati

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    Make better spreadsheets by thinking about structure, from the beginning.

  19. Event Roundup, Mar 20

    By Erika Owens

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    A bunch of meetups this week, plus end of March deadlines approach: get your applications in for ProPublica Data Institute and Open Source Bridge.

  20. Ms. Management: This Isn’t the Diverse Newsroom You’re Looking For

    By Stacy-Marie Ishmael

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    The first column in the “Ms. Management” series: how newsroom managers can take more tangible steps to increase newsroom diversity.

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