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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Event Roundup, Mar 13

    By Erika Owens

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Event Roundup, Feb 21

    By Erika Owens

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    Meetups and Misinfocon in the week before NICAR.

  13. Tracking Vermont’s Cabinet Votes, the Hands-Free Way

    By Sara Simon

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    Little Vermont’s been in the limelight lately—C-SPAN style. Between Sen. Bernie Sanders, now more well-known now than ever, and Sen. Patrick Leahy, the senior-most member of the Senate Judiciary committee, my team here at Vermont Public Radio knew that the new administration’s cabinet nomination process would be of key interest our audience. We knew we wanted to track our senators’ roles throughout.

  14. Playing with Suspense in Data Visualizations

    By Lam Thuy Vo

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    For a recent story about how Washington Post editor Doris Truong became the center of a partisan online flame war, we wanted to illustrate what happens when a person becomes part of viral false story and subject to online trolling.

  15. You Talking to Me?

    By Stacy-Marie Ishmael

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    From BuzzFeed’s BuzzBot, an emoji-heavy offering designed to deliver updates about the Democratic and Republican National Conventions to CNN’s more traditional approach, news bots were suddenly everywhere. And then they weren’t.

  16. Building an Annotation Tool on a Dime

    By Kavya Sukumar

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    Shortly after President Trump’s inauguration, Vox published the inuagural address with annotations from Vox’s policy writers.

  17. Grabbing Government Data Before It’s Destroyed

    By Dan Phiffer

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    Last Saturday morning, over 200 scientists, programmers, librarians, artists, students, and academics gathered for Data Rescue NYC to help archive at-risk scientific datasets. The event was the latest in a multi-city series organized by the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI), an international collaboration run by non-profits and academics working to support environmental government agencies.

  18. Event Roundup, Feb 13

    By Erika Owens

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    Journalism-code meetups around the world, plus a bunch of upcoming deadlines.

  19. Opening Secure Channels for Confidential Tips

    By Martin Shelton

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    To make it easier for tipsters to share sensitive information, a growing number of news organizations are launching resources for confidential tips. This short guide will describe some basics around how to think about security on behalf of your sources before thinking about tools and practices.

  20. Hello Again

    By Erin Kissane

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    Source is published by OpenNews, a project incubated at Mozilla and funded by the Knight Foundation to support and strengthen the community working on open technologies and processes in journalism. As of today, OpenNews is independent, working as a project of Community Partners, a nonprofit fiscal sponsor. You can read about our new setup and the programs and events we’ll be offering—and get the just-released dates and location for SRCCON 2017—at our blog.

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