Things You Made, April 19

Interactive features, best practices, and updates from OpenNews


SRCCON Participation Form Closes on April 20

SRCCON is excited to be returning to Minneapolis on June 28 & 29 for two days of collaborative workshops at the intersection of journalism and technology. OpenNews works to make this an inclusive, welcoming event with space to share challenges and experiments (and meals and snacks), support each other in our work, and push for newsroom change led by local journalists and journalists of color. The SRCCON call for participation for those who’d like to attend is open until April 20. If you’d like to be there this June, please reach out!

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Things You Made

What we bookmarked recently, with an eye toward things you may have missed in the onslaught of news about 45.

Anacostia Rising

(WAMU, March 26, 2018)
An exploration of the Anacostia River, asking: “What does a revitalized river mean for Washington, and who will benefit?”

The Last Generation

(Frontline, April 6, 2018)
An immersive story of a disappearing nation, told by three of its youngest members.

Brain-Damaging Lead Found in Tap Water in Hundreds of Homes Tested Across Chicago, Results Show

(Chicago Tribune, April 12, 2018)
A Tribune analysis found that “alarming amounts of the toxic metal turned up in water samples collected throughout the city.”

No Sanctuary

(Philadelphia Inquirer/ProPublica, April 12, 2018)
A data-rich dive into Philadelphia’s aggressive ICE office.

Why are Seattle-Area Home Prices So High?

(Seattle Times, April 17, 2018)
A regular column underpinned by data, with an approachable tone.

Finding Home

(Boston Globe, March 29, 2018)
A lost dog’s tale, storybook-style.

More Things We Bookmarked

From Soo Oh: Journalism has a huge management problem. From the Coral Project: how journalists can productively engage with the comments. What we carried: The Yazidis of Lincoln, Nebraska. Media Deserts Project creates searchable media access research atlas. New code of conduct for the Tor Project. The time a tiny alt weekly dismantled a big trend story’s data. Women journalists and online harassment. At the New York Times, building a text editor for a digital-first newsroom. The $100 laptop that did not change the world. Inside the birthday paradox, from the Pudding. Animal heartbeats, heartbeats, heartbeats.

Cheers for Sandhya Kambhampati

OpenNews sends huge congrats to the Pulitzer finalists and winners (including finalist Sandhya Kambhampati, who’s a former OpenNews fellow!)

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