Projects walkthroughs, tool teardowns, interviews, and more.
How to bring new perspectives to journalism
By Andrew Losowsky and Ariel ZirulnickPosted on
Reflections and lessons from organizing Perspectives LA during ONA 2022.
Sincerely, Leaders of Color: Three things that could be hindering your newsroom’s DEI progressPosted on
To get beyond short-lived gains, it’s time to commit to vision-driven goals that lead to real results.
Lessons from a data project: Investigating Toronto’s multimillion-dollar program to improve road safety
By Inori RoyPosted on
Poor record-keeping foiled our FOIA plans. Here’s what we learned through the simple, tedious process of creating data by hand.
Sincerely, Leaders of Color: How to lead in a Kobayashi Maru scenario
By Paul CheungPosted on
Leaders of color are used to a no-win situation. What doesn’t break us only makes us stronger!
How people used the Scholarships+ program in 2022
By Ryan PittsPosted on
Our Scholarships+ program offers funding to help people pay for events and programs that develop their work as a journalist with data and code. This recap of the programs we helped people take part in in 2022 is part of our commitment to transparency and trust in our work—and we also think it’s a great source of ideas for community members who want to keep building their networks and careers.
Small teams & solo work: Using a QA process to build confidence in your data stories
By Kae PetrinPosted on
Four steps you can take to catch errors earlier and bulletproof your work, even if you don’t have a colleague to help out.
Sincerely, Leaders of Color: You can’t hire your way out of a diversity problemPosted on
What to do before you hire your BIPOC candidates.
How we take care
By Erika OwensPosted on
Highlights from how care has shown up in the past year, inside and outside of work.
Sincerely, Leaders of Color: It’s time to talk about the way we treat freelancersPosted on
Leaders in news organizations have a chance to change the way we treat independent journalists.
Running scrapers on GitHub to simplify your workflow
By Iris LeePosted on
How the LAT Data and Graphics team uses GitHub Actions to keep code and data in one place, and track scraper history for free.
How we tracked down and mapped historic street signs in New York City’s Chinatown
By Aaron ReissPosted on
“Small data”—the kind you might have to get out and collect yourself—can uncover the deeply personal history of a place.
Four things newsrooms can do right now to counter science polarization
By Katie L. Burke and Amanda YarnellPosted on
There aren’t easy fixes for a systemic issue like polarization—but there are steps we can all take to encourage civil discourse.
Sincerely, Leaders of Color: With love from a lonely placePosted on
Now’s the time to check in with leaders of color.
Stop the victim narrative, and other tips for covering working-class women
By Paul Cheung, Erika Owens, and Ryan PittsPosted on
Takeaways from a recent event with community leaders and journalists.
Sincerely, Leaders of Color: How to survive and thrive at ONA
By P. Kim BuiPosted on
Taking care of yourself and making room for others can help you find the conversations that change your career.
Sincerely, Leaders of Color: We’d love to hear from you
By P. Kim Bui and Emma Carew GrovumPosted on
We’re so proud of what we’ve shared so far. We want to know what’s helped you the most and what you need next.
Where to look for local stories about Census undercounts
A roundup of story angles plus data you can use to investigate the places you cover.
Sincerely, Leaders of Color: The after is the hard part
By P. Kim BuiPosted on
At the beginning of a working relationship, you act with more transparency as you get to know the other person. That same transparency is necessary for the after.
Story Recipe: Using Census migration data to find out where young adults are moving
By Brent Jones and Eric SchmidPosted on
Our reporting found that people who grow up in St. Louis tend to stay in St. Louis: About 3 out of 4 young adults who were here at age 16 were also here at age 26. Here’s how you can use federal data to see where people are moving to and from in your area.
Sincerely, Leaders of Color: It takes hard work from all sides to build coalition across identities and communitiesPosted on
Building coalitions is tough, awkward work that leads to happier employees and better journalism products for our communities.