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  1. And Remember, this Is for Posterity

    By Jacob Harris

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    Jacob Harris on the hows and whys of designing interactives to survive the future.

  2. Building News Apps on a Shoestring

    By Alan Palazzolo

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    Alan Palazzolo on how the MinnPost team rocks it without a big budget

  3. Well Hello, Census

    By Joe Germuska

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    Joe Germuska on the iterative, human-centered process that’s made the new Census Reporter project especially awesome.

  4. Let research apps, MVC JavaScript, and APIs work for you

    By Agustin Armendariz, Michael Corey, and Aaron Williams

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    The Center for Investigative Reporting continues their work visualizing Department of Veterans Affairs’ data. Here, they discuss their development process.

  5. Using Big Data to Ask Big Questions

    By Chase Davis

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    Chase Davis lays down some data science upon us to change how you think about the questions you’re asking of your data

  6. US Shutdown Scuttles Data

    By Dan Sinker

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    As the government shutdown grinds into its third day, many news developers, civic data hackers, and open gov activists are starting to feel the hurt due to the suspension of most government data feeds, APIs, and websites. How they’re adapting and collaborating to fill the gaps of the shutdown.

  7. The Times Regrets the Programmer Error

    By Jacob Harris

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    Jake Harris opens a serious barrel of monkeys about when and how to issue corrections for data journalism.

  8. Kill All Your Darlings

    By Matt Waite

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    Matt Waite on what to do when things don’t work out like you planned.

  9. All About Reporter

    By Erin Kissane and Jeremy Singer-Vine

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    The Wall Street Journal’s Jeremy Singer-Vine recently released Reporter, an open source tool that makes it easy to hide and reveal the code behind common forms of data visualization presented on the web. We spoke with him about the tool’s makeup, design goals, and future development plan.

  10. People Power Prevails!

    By John Keefe

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    John Keefe on tracking the cicada pestilence with open source sensor journalism and crowdsourced data collection

  11. Telling Your Boss “No”

    By Matt Waite

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    Matt Waite says just because you can make it doesn’t mean you should

  12. Sane Data Updates Are Harder than You Think: Part 3

    By Adrian Holovaty

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    Third in a three-part series by Adrian Holovaty about hairy data-parsing problems from a journalist’s perspective

  13. They Are Tweet Zombies!! They Are Followers!!

    By Jacob Harris

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    Jake Harris on how dead accounts and spambots can mess with your Twitter data mojo

  14. Know Your Stats

    By Dave Stanton

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    Read Dave Stanton’s essential primer on basic statistical principles and you won’t get caught with your data pants down.

  15. Drawing Conclusions from Data

    By Jonathan Stray

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    In this OpenNews Learning special, Jonathan Stray presents an equation-free statistics talk on data and the shape of randomness.

  16. The Perils of Polling Twitter

    By Jacob Harris

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    Jake Harris on just a few of the myriad reasons why using tweets as data is less than ideal.

  17. Projects from the OpenNews-MIT Hack Day

    By Erin Kissane

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    On the weekend leading into the Knight-MIT Civic Media Conference, Knight-Mozilla OpenNews and MIT sponsored a hack day focused on data liberation and housed at the MIT Media Lab.

  18. Handling Data about Race and Ethnicity

    By Matt Waite

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    Or, how Matt Waite got his butt kicked.

  19. Creating an API of Veterans Affairs’ data

    By Cole Goins, Erika Owens, and Shane Shifflett

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    The Center for Investigative Reporting recently released an API of data from the US Department of Veterans Affairs, which it compiled in reporting on a backlog of disability claims.

  20. What You Need Is a News Peg

    By Ben Welsh

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    Ben Welsh on making data journalism work with that time-honored strategy, the news peg

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