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Why We Built The Record
By Andy Rossback and Ivar VongPosted on
Introducing The Record, the Marshall Project’s compendium of reporter-curated criminal justice links.
A Bot to Find the Source of Serendipity
By Jacqui MaherPosted on
Just before Thanksgiving last year, a new novelty Twitter account gained notice in our newsroom. @NYTMinusContext, promising “All Tweets Verbatim From New York Times Content. Not Affiliated with New York Times.” tweeted fragments from Times articles that you might not think twice about while reading in article format. Isolated, though, these phrases can be absurd, surprising, and delightful.
By Erik HintonPosted on
The New York Times’ Erik Hinton breaks down a Fashion Week colorbar special feature with bonus fancy math.
All About Reporter
By Erin Kissane and Jeremy Singer-VinePosted on
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.
Responsive CSS Testing Made Simple with the BBC’s Wraith
By David Blooman, John Cleveley, Erin Kissane, and Simon ThulbournPosted on
Last November, the BBC News team created a front-end regression tool that collects and diffs screenshots to automatically highlight discrepancies produced (intentionally or otherwise) by CSS changes. Last week, the team open-sourced Wraith. We spoke with David Blooman, who developed the tool last fall and worked with Simon Thulbourn to prepare it for public release.
By Manuel Aristarán and Mike TigasPosted on
A new PDF data extraction tool conceived by Manuel Aristarán and built out in a collaboration between Aristarán, who is a Knight-Mozilla Fellow at La Nación, and Mike Tigas, Fellow at ProPublica, and ProPublica’s Jeremy B. Merrill.