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  1. How We Made “Sending Even More Immigrants to Prison”

    By Yolanda Martinez

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    A data project that shows how the U.S. government has prioritized immigration deterrence and criminalization.

  2. Things You Made, Aug 9

    By Lindsay Muscato

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    Our regular biweekly roundup.

  3. How We Made the New Big Mac Index Interactive

    By Martín González, Evan Hensleigh, Matt McLean, Marie Segger, and Alex Selby-Boothroyd

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    A walkthrough of making an iconic index new again.

  4. Calling All Platypuses

    By Hannah Birch

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    Who do you know who is editorially minded, works well with CMSes, likes HTML/CSS, enthusiastically corrects people’s grammar, and is great at managing details, big projects or both?”

  5. Things You Made, July 26

    By Lindsay Muscato

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    Our regular biweekly roundup

  6. Q&A with Politico: How We Built Our Election Slackchat

    By Jon McClure, Lily Mihalik, Lindsay Muscato, and Ryan Pitts

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    Our new open-source Slackchat tool is ready for everyone.

  7. Event Roundup, July 23

    By Erika Owens

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    Intro to R MOOC starts today, plus upcoming conferences.

  8. How We Made the “Bundyville” Podcast & Series

    By Leah Sottile

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    The long road to a series and a podcast, as a solo journalist.

  9. Event Roundup, July 16

    By Erika Owens

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    NAHJ Convention is this week, plus the ONA Community Award deadline.

  10. Ten Years of ProPublica: a Q&A on Leading the Way

    By Ryann Grochowski Jones, Lindsay Muscato, and Sisi Wei

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    We spoke to two members of ProPublica’s leadership, about working, leading, and looking forward.

  11. Things You Made, July 12

    By Lindsay Muscato

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    Our regular biweekly roundup returns after a short break.

  12. How ProPublica Illinois Uses GNU Make to Load 1.4GB of Data Every Day

    By David Eads

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    The process for loading Illinois campaign finance data used to take hours. Learn how Make helped cut that down to less than 30 minutes.

  13. Event Roundup, July 9

    By Erika Owens

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    You’ve got today to apply to the MJ Bear fellowship, plus meetups this week.

  14. SRCCON 2018 Recap

    By Lindsay Muscato

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    Notes and links to what happened at SRCCON 2018.

  15. Hello from SRCCON 2018

    By Lindsay Muscato

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    SRCCON 2018 is about to begin.

  16. Six Tips for Unionizing Your Workplace

    By Lindsay Muscato

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    Unionizing 101, a SRCCON session preview.

  17. Event Roundup, June 25

    By Erika Owens

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    It’s SRCCON this week! Plus other events and deadlines.

  18. Why a Kickoff Kit Makes Starting New Projects Easier

    By Lindsay Muscato

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    Aligning your team early can make all the difference.

  19. Texting Your Audience is a Really Good Idea

    By Lindsay Muscato

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    A SRCCON 2018 session about interacting with your listeners and readers through SMS.

  20. Event Roundup, June 18

    By Erika Owens

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    Fellowship deadlines, plus meetups around the world this week.

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