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Articles tagged: Tarbell

  1. How The Chicago Reporter Made ‘Settling for Misconduct’

    By Matt Kiefer and Julia Smith

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    In researching Settling for Misconduct, we had to account for details from hundreds of county and federal court filings, identify thousands of officers named in civil complaints and tally hundreds of millions of dollars in monetary awards. We also needed thorough reporting to connect issues of police misconduct to fiscal accountability. And oh yeah – we had to have a slick web app to present the data to the public.

  2. Ultralight CMSes Head to Head

    By Katie Zhu

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    Ultralight CMSes are, in many ways, the product of hacking or infecting the CMS. Here’s a breakdown of a few popular ones, complete with setup instructions, pro/cons, and newsroom case studies.

  3. How We Made Finding Care

    By David Eads and Maria Ines Zamudio

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    The Chicago MigraHack, held earlier this month, focused on the use of technology and open data to produce innovative apps and information tools on immigration and related topics. Nine teams participated, and we spoke with two members of the team that produced Finding Care, winner of the prize for best storytelling with data visualization.

  4. Meet Tarbell

    By David Eads

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    Introducing a very simple content management system from the Tribapps team (and friends).

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