Things You Made, Aug 17

Interactive features, project breakdowns, and best practices

(Charlotte Observer)

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What You’ve Been Making

A roundup of journalism and code projects from the last few weeks, with a little extra attention to pieces coming from newsrooms away from the US coasts and largest newsrooms.

What Makes a Sanctuary?

(Reveal, August 9, 2017)
A report on sanctuary cities and their policies—clear, stark, easy to use.

Delhi’s Dowry Bazaar

(Hindustan Times, August 14, 2017)
Dowry harassment cases are on the rise in Delhi—this data tells the story.

Inside the Partisan Fight For Your News Feed

(Buzzfeed, August 8, 2017)
An incredibly in-depth analysis of what keeps newsfeeds churning.

Gunshots: Vermont Gun Deaths, 2011–2016

(VPR, August 7, 2017)
A data-rich look at guns in Vermont, filled with personal stories as well as charts.

This Tool Lets You Find the Confederate Monument Closest to You

(Quartz, August 17, 2017)
Where to show up with your wrecking ball, based on data from the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Where Are North Carolina’s Confederate Monuments?

(Charlotte Observer, August 17, 2017)
Uses information from the N.C. Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Your Guide to the Aug. 21 Total Solar Eclipse

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, ongoing, 2017)
So many ways to cover an eclipse locally and regionally, including recipes for Moon Pies, and a map of related events.

Screenshot of eclipse path

(Andrew Nguyen, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

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