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How The Los Angeles Times Transformed its Publishing Tools with a UX Design ApproachPosted on
The Los Angeles Times created a new publishing system by focusing on the needs of editors and reporters, supporting great journalism with better tools.
Introducing the California Civic Data Coalition
By Agustin Armendariz, Ben Welsh, and Aaron WilliamsPosted on
Launching with two new Django applications ready made to make California campaign finance data easier to access.
If You Build It, They Will Come…But You Have To Remind Them
By Chris KellerPosted on
KPCC developed a news app to track fires in California last summer. Chris Keller explains how, and what they’ve learned since.
Building “The Lobotomy Files”
By Chris CanipePosted on
The Wall Street Journal’s Chris Canipe explains how his team built their second-ever immersive project.
How We Made the (New) California Cookbook
By Megan Garvey, Erin Kissane, Lily Mihalik, and Anthony PescePosted on
At the Los Angeles Times, a design-editorial-programming team has resurrected the spirit of the beloved, out-of-print California Cookbook as a new website collecting hundreds of recipes from the Times Test Kitchen. In our Q&A;, the project’s editor, designer, and lead programmer share their goals and challenges, and offer a peek at the site’s building blocks and planned future.
The Center for Investigative Reporting continues their work visualizing Department of Veterans Affairs’ data. Here, they discuss their development process.
Live Streaming HistoryPosted on
The Texas Tribune’s Travis Swicegood explains how his organization handled a massive, unexpected wave of traffic when they became the only news organization closely covering the SB 5 filibuster in Texas.
Chase Davis on fec-standardizer
By Chase Davis and Erin KissanePosted on
Chase Davis breaks down his fec-standardizer project and explains where it’s going next.
Spokesman-Review Holiday Lights Map
By Ryan PittsPosted on
Ryan Pitts breaks down the recipe for a holiday lights map app, with special nods to artisanal admin interfaces and full-screen BoyerMaps.
Homicides in the District
By Kat Downs and Serdar TumgorenPosted on
How the Washington Post’s development team cleaned the data and built an app to support a 15-month investigation into DC homicide cases.
Illinois School Report Cards
By Brian BoyerPosted on
A tool for Chicago-area parents to compare school performance data, and a home for the Tribune’s reporting on school performance.
Florida’s Stand Your Ground LawPosted on
We assembled a database of stand your ground cases in Florida to encourage people to explore the cases to see how the law was being applied. We did this because no government entity was tracking such cases.