Articles

Projects walkthroughs, tool teardowns, interviews, and more.

  1. You’re Not Really Listening

    By Amy L. Kovac-Ashley

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    What if our old ways of listening, as reporters, are actually barriers to the work we want to do?

  2. How We Made “Billions of Birds Migrate”

    By Brian Jacobs

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    National Geographic’s enormous bird migration interactive and how it came to be.

  3. Event Roundup, September 17

    By Erika Owens

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    TextAV is back this week, plus the NICAR19 deadline nears.

  4. Things You Made, Sept 13

    By Lindsay Muscato

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    Our regular biweekly roundup of news nerd projects and things living in our tabs.

  5. How We Mapped 1.3m Data Points Using Mapbox

    By David Blood and Ændrew Rininsland

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    Inside our totally complex cartographic endeavor to map broadband.

  6. Things You Made, Aug 30

    By Lindsay Muscato

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    Our regular biweekly roundup.

  7. Our Low-Stress Guide to Working Without an Editor

    By Casey Miller

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    If you’re working without an editor, it’s important to build your own support system. Here’s a roundup of our best ideas and strategies, based on our SRCCON 2018 session.

  8. Working Together 101: How Academics & Journalists Can Collaborate

    By Laura Laderman and Sinduja Rangarajan

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    When academics and journalists collaborate, they can combine their skills to tackle complex questions and communicate the answers in ways that can have a huge impact on society.

  9. How We Built a Database from Thousands of Police Reports

    By MaryJo Webster

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    How we built our massive analysis of sexual assault cases in Minnesota, with tools that anyone on our team could use.

  10. Great Conference Sessions, the SRCCON Way

    By Brent Jones

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    How can SRCCON session facilitators make the most of their time with participants, and help everyone get the most out of the conference? I talked with several people who have facilitated sessions about what went well, what surprised them, and what helped people get most engaged.

  11. Rebuilding Ad Tech: Open Source, Publisher First

    By Amanda Hicks and Aram Zucker-Scharff

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    A recap of our SRCCON session on how ad tech could be so much better.

  12. Event Roundup, August 13

    By Erika Owens

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    The Media Party is next week, and they’re honoring innovative projects.

  13. How We Made “Sending Even More Immigrants to Prison”

    By Yolanda Martinez

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    A data project that shows how the U.S. government has prioritized immigration deterrence and criminalization.

  14. Things You Made, Aug 9

    By Lindsay Muscato

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    Our regular biweekly roundup.

  15. How We Made the New Big Mac Index Interactive

    By Martín González, Evan Hensleigh, Matt McLean, Marie Segger, and Alex Selby-Boothroyd

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    A walkthrough of making an iconic index new again.

  16. Calling All Platypuses

    By Hannah Birch

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    Who do you know who is editorially minded, works well with CMSes, likes HTML/CSS, enthusiastically corrects people’s grammar, and is great at managing details, big projects or both?”

  17. Things You Made, July 26

    By Lindsay Muscato

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    Our regular biweekly roundup

  18. Q&A with Politico: How We Built Our Election Slackchat

    By Jon McClure, Lily Mihalik, Lindsay Muscato, and Ryan Pitts

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    Our new open-source Slackchat tool is ready for everyone.

  19. Event Roundup, July 23

    By Erika Owens

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    Intro to R MOOC starts today, plus upcoming conferences.

  20. How We Made the “Bundyville” Podcast & Series

    By Leah Sottile

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    The long road to a series and a podcast, as a solo journalist.

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