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  1. SRCCON Spotlight: Every Day I’m Juggling

    By Gina Boysun, Lindsay Muscato, and Justin Myers

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    Gina Boysun and Justin Myers led a session at SRCCON 2016 about how to handle competing priorities and build bridges across departments.

  2. SRCCON Spotlight: Through an iPhone Darkly

    By Joe Germuska and Lindsay Muscato

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    Joe Germuska’s well-loved session on science fiction gathered presenters for short talks on real and imagined futures, especially focused on prescient representations of media, culture, and interconnectivity.

  3. SRCCON Spotlight: Accessibility in Media

    By John Burn-Murdoch, Joanna S. Kao, and Erin Kissane

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    The session on accessibility and media run by Joanna S. Kao and John Burn-Murdoch in 2016 was one of our favorites, and deals with one of those topics that hovers at the fringe of most newsroom-dev conversations.

  4. SRCCON Spotlight: Building a Culture of Documentation

    By Erin Kissane, Lauren Rabaino, and Kelsey Scherer

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    Last year’s SRCCON participants got a lot out of Lauren Rabaino & Kelsey Scherer’s docs session, and we’ve found ourselves returning to the transcript more than once.

  5. Event Roundup, July 24

    By Erika Owens

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    The Asian American Journalists Association’s annual conference comes to Philly this week.

  6. SRCCON Spotlight: Keeping Data Stories Human

    By Erin Kissane and William Wolfe-Wylie

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    One of the SRCCON 2016 sessions that attendees talked about most was “Keeping People at the Forefront of Data Stories,” facilitated by William Wolfe-Wylie and based on his experience working on the CBC News project, “Missing and Murdered: The Unsolved Cases of Indigenous Women and Girls.”

  7. SRCCON Spotlight: Illustrating Investigations

    By Dolly Li, Allison McCartney, and Lindsay Muscato

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    Recap of the 2016 SRCCON session by Allison McCartney and Dolly Li on creating compelling visuals for abstract stories

  8. Ms. Management: Driving Our Employees Over the Edge

    By Stacy-Marie Ishmael

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    Our fetishisation of stoicism means we tend to dismiss deteriorating mental health breakdowns as mere distractions, best treated with an hour or so of venting to colleagues and several infusions of hard liquor.

  9. Things You Made, July 18

    By Lindsay Muscato

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    Our regular roundup of pieces from the journalism/code world.

  10. Event Roundup, July 17

    By Erika Owens

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    A quiet week for events means more time to pitch to upcoming conferences and other deadlines.

  11. How We Resurrected a Dragon

    By Brian Jacobs

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    A 3D dinosaur, brought to life for National Geographic.

  12. How to Lose Friends and Anger Journalists with PGP

    By Martin Shelton

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    All the reasons that journalists should look beyond PGP for sending encrypted messages.

  13. Event Roundup, July 10

    By Erika Owens

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    Heading into a batch of conferences, with some fellowship deadlines to attend ONA.

  14. Tracking and Explaining the Repealing and Replacing

    By Geoff Hing

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    All the healthcare bill coverage, compiled.

  15. Things You Made, July 6

    By Lindsay Muscato

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    Our regular roundup of pieces from the journalism/code world.

  16. No Humans Were Harmed in the Making of These Docs

    By Lindsay Muscato and Ryan Pitts

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    A human-friendly doc sprint produced The Field Guide to Open Source in the Newsroom.

  17. Event Roundup, June 26

    By Erika Owens

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    Some journalism innovation funding deadlines this week, plus an online VR course and local meetups.

  18. When Hiring Isn’t Hell It Looks Like This

    By Rachel Schallom

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    Last week, I published an open letter to hiring managers highlighting how broken the hiring process is in journalism. The response was overwhelming. Almost all of the feedback was from people, mostly women, sharing stories of similar, frustrating experiences. That made the good experiences shine like gems, so I asked people to tell me more about what good hiring practices and processes stood out to them while interviewing and hiring.

  19. Ms. Management: I Hope You Find the Time to Read this Column

    By Stacy-Marie Ishmael

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    If you’re the kind of person who is into both checks on the executive branch and the finer points of employment law, you may already have come across the case of KNTV, Inc. and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, AFLCIO. If not—and who can blame you—a quick primer: that case set the precedent that an employer’s use of the phrase “I hope you” could be reasonably construed as “coercive.”

  20. How We Tracked Cable News Chyrons

    By Kevin Schaul

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    Reporting on media bias and the bubbles it creates is nothing new. But last week’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing provided a rare opportunity to explore a new angle. CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News all aired former FBI director James Comey’s testimony live and uninterrupted. The graphics team at The Washington Post tracked what each network displayed in its lower third caption panel—also called a chyron—and showed it to readers as the hearing unfolded. (You can see the finished piece here.)

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