Things You Made, April 5

Interactive features, best practices, and updates from OpenNews

(Los Angeles Times)

SRCCON is Coming: Here’s How to Join Us

We can’t wait to get back to Minneapolis this July for our sixth SRCCON! If you’d like to join us, the call for participation form opens next week! It’s one form for you to pitch a session idea, apply for scholarship support, or tell us about any other way you’d like to be involved in SRCCON this year. The form will be open April 10–24, and we’ll notify everyone about ticketing by May 10. Lots more information is now up on srccon.org.

Source via Voice

The next Source community call will be Thursday, April 11 at 9am PT/12pm ET and will be excellent. Learn about our regular calls and subscribe to the calendar. You can also listen to other recent calls in our call archive.

What You’ve Been Making

There’ve been so, so many great collaborative projects lately. We’ve gathered up a few recent ones.

Chasing Danger

(Los Angeles Times and ProPublica, April 4, 2019)
A powerfully told investigation into dangerous, sometimes deadly, Border Patrol chases.

You elected them to write new laws. They’re letting corporations do it instead.

(USA TODAY, The Arizona Republic and the Center for Public Integrity, April 4, 2019)
A two-year investigation that reveals how special interests are influencing state legislatures using model bills.

Baltimore Climate Project

(University of Maryland, NPR, Wide Angle Youth Media, Feb 26, 2019)
Highlighting the vital connection between temperature, health, and neighborhoods in Baltimore, including too-cold schools.

Seeking Conviction

(Carolina Public Press and 11 media partners, March, 2019)
An investigative series examining the issue of sexual assault prosecution and convictions in North Carolina. Partners include Carolina Public Press, The Fayetteville Observer; The (Durham) Herald-Sun, the Hickory Daily Record, The (Raleigh) News & Observer, the (Greensboro) News & Record, North Carolina Health News, the Winston-Salem Journal, WLOS News 13, WRAL-TV and WUNC North Carolina Public Radio.

What else are you making? Tell us! Email source@opennews.org.

Even More Things We Saw Recently

Datajournalism.com is newly launched! It’s a training center, a community, and an industry-focused publication, and you should check it out. Plus: A journalism + machine-learning zine. All the ideas submitted to the ONA19 Suggestion Box. A way to create a static website powered by Airtable. Wooden camera portraits on a long-forgotten border. A Spanish newsletter about immigration, pubbed on WhatsApp. A multi-part documentary series from the Las Vegas Review Journal, The Water Question: How Long Can the Colorado River Sustain Us?.

Jobs + Things

Plus all the great events and opportunities that we round up each week, like these. Remember that if you want to get to an event, our call for ticket + travel scholarships closes Friday, April 5 (today!)

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