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  1. Introducing Elex, a Tool to Make Election Coverage Better for Everyone

    By Jeremy Bowers and David Eads

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    End the elections arms race” has become a rallying cry in American data journalism. Many newsrooms spend tremendous resources writing code to simply load and parse election data. It’s time we stopped worrying about the plumbing and started competing on the interesting parts. We decided it was time we put some code against our beliefs – our contribution is a tool we’re calling Elex. And it needs your help, too.

  2. Complex But Not Dynamic

    By Jeremy Bowers

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    We usually build relatively simple sites with our app template. Our accessible playgrounds project needed to be more complex. We needed to deal with moderated, user-generated data. But we didn’t have to go full server in order to make this site work; we just modified our app template.

  3. Replaying A Night in the Life of a Cabbie

    By Dan Schultz

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    At The Boston Globe, I was charged with helping readers understand that struggle—to experience a night in the life of a cab driver—using a digital interactive. The result was published alongside an amazing article by the Globe’s resident journalist-sportswriter-cabbie, Bob Hohler.

  4. Under the Hood of the Open Gender Tracker

    By Erin Kissane, J. Nathan Matias, and Irene Ros

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    Open Gender Tracker is an open source deployable content analysis service funded by a Knight Foundation Prototype grant. We spoke with its creators about the project’s origins, technical specifications, and possible future in and near newsrooms.

  5. The New York Times’ Election Results Loader

    By Jacob Harris

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    Jacob Harris breaks down the data, the code choices, and the rationales behind the NYT’s results loader for the US 2012 elections.

  6. WYNC & KPCC’s California Elections Map

    By John Keefe

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    How the WNYC data team turned California’s live elections data into an embeddable map based on a

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