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  1. How We Found New Patterns in LA’s Homeless Arrest Data

    By Christine Zhang

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    How we got the numbers on arrests of the homeless in LA, how we vetted the numbers, and, most importantly, how we found the story behind—and beyond—the numbers.

  2. Your Interactive Makes Me Sick

    By Eileen Webb

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    Picture this: you’re sitting in a car, and the car next to you starts to pull forward. For a moment you feel like you’re moving backwards. That brief feeling of disorientation, where the world is moving in a way your body doesn’t quite process—imagine that you feel like that all the time.

  3. Things You Made, February 27

    By Lindsay Muscato

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    Our biweekly roundup of interactive and data journalism you may have missed.

  4. Event Roundup, February 26

    By Erika Owens

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    NICAR’s next week and a bunch of side events are being organized, plus there may be a meetup in your town this week.

  5. How We Made “The Melting of Antarctica”

    By Lauren Tierney

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    For over 120 years, National Geographic magazine has mapped Antarctica, and continues to visually illustrate the complex processes that occur on this remote continent. The tradition continues with “The Melting of Antarctica,” published in the July 2017 issue, highlighting the effect that climate change is having on the continent.

  6. Know Before You Go (to HR)

    By Heather Bryant

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    Knowing what HR can and can’t help you with—and what your rights are—will help you navigate the process.

  7. How to Make Time

    By Kaeti Hinck

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    Pursuing a deeper understanding of our goals, motivations, and patterns can transform our work and our lives.

  8. Don’t Delete Evil Data

    By Lam Thuy Vo

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    There’s a lot of bad data floating around—bad as in abusive or part of a criminal enterprise—and we should archive it, structure it and make it accessible to the public.

  9. Things You Made, February 13

    By Erin Kissane and Lindsay Muscato

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    Our regular biweekly roundup.

  10. Event Roundup, February 12

    By Erika Owens

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    Another online journalism course kicks off today, plus meetups and deadlines.

  11. Salary and Benefits Negotiation for News Nerds

    By Soo Oh

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    How to negotiate a salary and benefits in the age of anxiety.

  12. Event Roundup, February 5

    By Erika Owens

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    The NICAR lightning talk pitch form is open, plus other upcoming events and deadlines.

  13. Our Font Is Made of People

    By Alberto Cairo and Scott Klein

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    All about ProPublica’s new Wee People font of human silhouettes, free for all to use.

  14. Better Onboarding, Better Retention, Happier Humans

    By Melody Kramer and Kate Travis

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    Onboarding is really important for new employees—many make the decision to stay or leave during the first six months of employment, according to Project Include–but it’s also incredibly important for employers.

  15. Things You Made, Jan 31

    By Lindsay Muscato

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    Our regular biweekly roundup.

  16. Event Roundup, January 29

    By Erika Owens

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    A bunch of fellowship deadlines this week as well as ONA’s mentorship program, plus upcoming meetups.

  17. A Mentor Will Get You Coffee, a Sponsor Will Get You Promoted

    By Erin Grau and Cindy Taibi

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    The benefits of sponsorship vs. mentorship, and notes on a framework for a sponsorship program.

  18. Meet Column Setter

    By Rob Weychert

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    A tool that enables rapid prototyping with squeaky-clean code—today we’re making it open source.

  19. Event Roundup, January 22

    By Erika Owens

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    Apply for travel support for journalism-tech events, plus a bunch of meetups this week.

  20. Democracy Depends on How We Archive and Share Data

    By Mar Cabra

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    What we do with data and documents after our reporting is done has a significant effect on the health of our democracies, says Mar Cabra, former head of the ICIJ Data & Research Unit.

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