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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Cleaner, Smarter Spreadsheets Start with Structure

    By Sandhya Kambhampati

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Things You Made, March 14

    By Erin Kissane and Lindsay Muscato

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    Projects from the Center for Public Integrity, ProPublica, Reveal, Univision, and more.

  12. Event Roundup, Mar 13

    By Erika Owens

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    Tons of local meetups this week, plus deadlines including for our travel scholarship.

  13. Our IKEA-Inspired Kit for Newsroom Processes

    By Robin Kwong

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    As special projects editor at the Financial TImes, I created a project management toolkit for the newsroom, designed to be useful to reporter and editors. My hope is that by doing so we can produce better journalism, create room for experimentation, and learn from our experiences.

  14. Shields Up: You Are Worthy of a Data Breach

    By Martin Shelton

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    You know what’s the biggest security threat to journalists? Modesty.

  15. Event Roundup, Mar 7

    By Erika Owens

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    It’s the Internet Freedom Festival this week in Spain, plus check out the upcoming deadlines.

  16. Introducing the Field Guide to Open Source in the Newsroom

    By Lindsay Muscato and Ryan Pitts

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    Today we’re thrilled to announce the first release of our community-built guidebook, The Field Guide to Open Source in the Newsroom.

  17. Event Roundup, Feb 27

    By Erika Owens

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    Yep, this week is NICAR, but that’s not all coming up in March.

  18. How We Made Nu Source

    By Erin Kissane and Ryan Pitts

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    How our small team redesigned Source, with a design refresh and a new navigation and structure that matches the way we publish now.

  19. Things You Made, Feb 21

    By Erin Kissane and Lindsay Muscato

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    We’ve returned from roundup hiatus with a new website, a new OpenNews, a bunch of great columnists and new writers, and the another batch of excellent new things you made.

  20. Event Roundup, Feb 21

    By Erika Owens

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    Meetups and Misinfocon in the week before NICAR.

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