Source Project Roundup, March 3

Data journalism, cool maps, how to race a grizzly

Face fierce competition with Los Angeles Times’ marathon app.

Here’s a handful of our favorite pieces from the past few weeks, created within the newsroom-code universe.

The Staggering Numbers that Prove Hollywood has a Serious Race Problem

(Washington Post, Feb 23, 2016)
The Washington Post crunches hard-to-get data on the bigwigs who really influence diversity in Hollywood.

Search Hillary Clinton’s Emails

(Wall Street Journal, ongoing)
Last week, the final batch of Clinton messages was released by the State Department. Poke through the pile, with lots of metadata.


Who Owns Wrigley Field’s Rooftops?

(Chicago Tribune, Feb 24, 2016)
In any city, property ownership tells a hidden story of power. Here’s a look at the (lucrative) buildings surrounding one of the U.S.’s most iconic sports venues.


L.A. Marathon: Run the Race Without Ever Breaking a Sweat

(Los Angeles Times, Feb 12, 2016)
This interactive compares your speed to people, a city bus, or—in case you were wondering—a grizzly bear. A fun way to make a huge sports event relevant to those who aren’t leaving the couch.

Irish Times: Election 2016 Results Hub

(Irish Times, Feb 2016)
In a landmark election full of unexpected turns, the Irish Times gives a clear and concise view of election results as they come in.


This Chart Shows Who Marries CEOs, Doctors, Chefs and Janitors

(Bloomberg, Feb 11, 2016)
Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2014 American Community Survey, Bloomberg tallied who’s marrying whom. Float through this survey’s spare, lovely lines and wonder about your life choices.


In Your Head: This is Your Brain on Love

(Fusion, Feb 13, 2016)
Delightful GIFs help non-scientists grasp the inner workings of the complicated human brain.

Even more things


From the London School of Economics, a map of how urban areas are growing worldwide. (Analysis here.)

An incredibly data-rich report on #Blacklivesmatter by Deen Freelon, Charlton D. McIlwain, and Meredith D. Clark.

Here is the shape of the internet, as found by Noah Veltman in patent drawings.

And on our last community call, the Coral Project told us about its first product, called Trust. Did you miss it? We’ve got notes.

(P.S.— Don’t forget to say hello at NICAR. We’ll see you there.)




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