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  1. Things You Made, Aug 23

    By Lindsay Muscato

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    Our regular biweekly roundup.

  2. Hacking Our Hiring at the Star Tribune

    By Chase Davis

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    How we ended up with more applicants than we expected, a diverse list of finalists, and a shocking amount of unsolicited positive feedback.

  3. Event Roundup, August 19

    By Erika Owens

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    Project support program application from Freedom of the Press, plus a batch of events this week.

  4. How SRCCON Changed the Way I Teach Journalism

    By Lisa Waananen Jones

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    Attending SRCCON transformed my own perspective on teaching by demonstrating how popular education strategies benefit professional journalists—and you can also use these strategies in newsrooms and journalism.

  5. Event Roundup, August 12

    By Erika Owens

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    Lots of conferences to plan for over the next month, plus upcoming deadlines like for NICAR 2020.

  6. How 10 Newsrooms Built a Chicago Voter Guide, Together

    By Patrick Judge and Matt Kiefer

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    At the end of 2018, as Chicago faced a historic election with a wide-open mayoral race and all 50 city council seats on the ballot, a group of independent newsrooms decided to try something unprecedented with their election coverage: collaborate.

  7. Event Roundup, July 29

    By Erika Owens

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    Lots of deadlines this week: today for CAR Boot Camp scholarships and Thursday to pitch to the Mozilla Festival.

  8. Things You Made, July 26

    By Lindsay Muscato

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    Our regular biweekly roundup.

  9. Event Roundup, July 23

    By Erika Owens

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    Get your nominations in for the ONA Community Award, plus upcoming events!

  10. How We Built (and Nurtured) a Newsroom Product Team

    By Jessica Morrison and Amanda Yarnell

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    When we started thinking about bringing a product mindset to our work, our resources weren’t growing in step with our ambitions. We started to build infrastructure that would support our work, processes that would scale, and strategies that would help us respond quickly to change.

  11. Event Roundup, July 8

    By Erika Owens

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    It’s SRCCON this week, plus a couple of ONA fellowship deadlines today.

  12. Dollars for Data Journalism: Q&A with Stephen Stirling

    By Erika Owens and Stephen Stirling

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    A Q&A with NJ.com about why and how they decided to sell the data behind the Force Report.

  13. Event Roundup, July 1

    By Erika Owens

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    The 10th Mozilla Festival is coming up, plus a bunch of other conference deadlines.

  14. Things You Made, June 28

    By Lindsay Muscato

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    Our regular biweekly roundup.

  15. How We Visualized an Election with No Political Parties

    By Josh Rayman

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    Designing a process and visual style, for covering parliamentary elections in Afghanistan

  16. Learning the Best Ways to Grow Our Local News Subscribers

    By Anika Anand

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    We’re always looking for the most efficient and effective ways to grow. But we’ve learned that we can’t rely on tech tools alone– we also have to make time to build human relationships.

  17. Event Roundup, June 17

    By Erika Owens

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    The Latino Media Summit is this week, plus some upcoming events and deadlines!

  18. Things You Made, June 14

    By Lindsay Muscato

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    Our regular biweekly roundup.

  19. How We Improved Visual Storytelling with Templates that You Can Use, Too

    By Robin Kwong

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    How the Financial Times improved visual storytelling at scale, across the newsroom.

  20. Event Roundup, June 10

    By Erika Owens

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    It’s IRE this week. Join us in Houston, and get your OJA application in!

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