Things You Made, Aug 29

Interactive features, project breakdowns, best practices, and updates

(Houston Chronicle)

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News Nerd Survey: Help Us Understand Your Work

Last year, we heard from over 500 respondents in journalism and technology—that feedback was so helpful that we’re doing it again. The survey will help us better understand how news nerds navigate their careers and build skills as well as what this community can do to sustain diverse, inclusive teams. Take the survey now, and spread the word to your colleagues.

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 U.S. coasts and largest newsrooms.

These are the Roads that are Closed in Houston Due to Hurricane Harvey

(Houston Chronicle, August 29, 2017)
A crowdsourced map of road closures. Also, see how much rain Hurricane Harvey brought to Houston, and explore Houston’s flood-prone areas.

A Close-Up View of the Flooding in Houston

(Washington Post, August 28, 2017)
Showing extreme damage at a glance in one map.

Maps: Harvey’s Destructive Path Through Texas

(New York Times, August 27, 2017)
All the maps, including how Harvey strengthened and where evacuating residents could go.

In Solar Scuffle, Big Utilities Meet their Match

(High Country News, August 21, 2017)
An in-depth look at the “solar coaster.”

How Redlining Segregated Chicago, and America

(Chicago Magazine, August 22, 2017)
New evidence on the lingering efects of redlining.

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