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  1. Things You Made, May 23

    By Lindsay Muscato

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    Interactive features, project breakdowns, and best practices

  2. Ms. Management: Whose Stories Do We Consider?

    By Stacy-Marie Ishmael

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    On books, checklists, and the cumulative effect of unconscious decisions.

  3. Event Roundup, May 15

    By Erika Owens

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    OpenNews and Source are at Write the Docs today, plus ONA in Dublin on Friday.

  4. Wanted: Security Pitches

    By Erin Kissane and Lindsay Muscato

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    Next month on Source, we’re running a week of pieces focused on security for journalists and news organizations—our first-ever Security Week.

  5. Two-Factor Authentication for Newsrooms

    By Martin Shelton

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    Passwords are the brittle wall that keep unwanted visitors out of your accounts. Breaches can hit anyone, but as frequent targets with sensitive sources, work, and personal information at risk, reporters should take extra care. When it comes to account protection, two-factor authentication is one of the most effective defenses available.

  6. Things You Made, May 9

    By Lindsay Muscato

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    A roundup of journalism and code projects from the last few weeks.

  7. Tracking the Trump Trackers

    By Erin Kissane

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    We’ve been collecting examples of “Trump trackers” since shortly after Election Day, and now that we’ve passed the Day 100 mark of Trump’s presidency, we’ve pulled together the most comparable of them to look at what they’re tracking, how they’re visually presenting the information, what kind of language they use, and what structural and design approaches underlie each feature.

  8. Event Roundup, May 8

    By Erika Owens

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    ONA meetups this week, plus audio hackathons this weekend.

  9. FOIA Data Models for Everyone

    By Jeremy B. Merrill

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    Best practices for FOIA requests.

  10. Learn Something New Without Losing Your Head

    By Ariana Giorgi

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    Here’s a simple approach to learning a new programming language on the job.

  11. Event Roundup, May 1

    By Erika Owens

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    Pitch to the first-ever WordCamp for Publishers, plus check out a bunch of other upcoming events.

  12. Competition Be Damned

    By Erin Kissane

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    Last Wednesday, the Trump Inaugural Committee’s FEC filing appeared on the FEC site in its horrible hand-delivered image-PDF glory. ProPublica’s Derek Willis noted its arrival on Twitter.

  13. Things You Made, April 26

    By Lindsay Muscato

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    A roundup of journalism and code projects from the last few weeks.

  14. How Reveal Mapped the “Secret” U.S. Border Fence

    By Michael Corey

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    The Trump administration’s pursuit of a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border has brought back a project that I thought I had finished years ago.

  15. Event Roundup, Apr 24

    By Erika Owens

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    It’s OpenVis Conf time, plus WordCamp for Publishers is looking for your talk ideas.

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

    By Dana Amihere

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    Why newsrooms should go responsive, even for complex projects.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

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