Things You Made, Aug 9

Interactive features, best practices, and updates from OpenNews

(Boston Globe)

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What You’ve Been Making

A roundup of journalism and code projects from the last few weeks. This time, we’ve gathered a few that focus on health and safety.

Families Frustrated by Lack of Information about Inmate Deaths in Hillsborough Jails

(Tampa Bay Times, July 25, 2018)
An investigation by Anastasia Dawson that involved digging into hundreds of pages of arrest records, hospital records, medical examiner files, news stories and lawsuits.

Working in a Wasteland

(San Francisco Chronicle, July 26, 2018)
How a shipyard’s hazards flew under the radar: “We called it the Land of the Lost because they left us out there."

Welcome to the Quiet Skies

(Boston Globe, July 28, 2018)
How the TSA shadows thousands of unsuspecting passengers. Beware of the cold stare.

Every Day on Chicago Streets, There Are 319 Crashes; Chatham Block Has the Most

(Chicago Sun-Times, July 27, 2018)
Mapping traffic crashes, with newly released data.

More Things We’re Glad We Saw

ProPublica is expanding its local reporting network. An ongoing livestream of WordCamp for Publishers. A database of tips for reporters investigating work-based rehab: Reveal’s Rehab Reporting Network. Visualizing Apple’s wealth. What journalists can learn from organizers. A primer on investing in documentation. The nervous breakdowns of Victorian librarians. Adventures in timepieces.

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