Things You Made: Clergy, Walls, Shell Games
New journalism code projects, plus updates from OpenNews
Things on Source Recently
We’re powered by our contributors, and we’re really proud to be a place for documenting and sharing how you work and what you believe in. Some recent things:
- Mining Social Media: Finding Stories in Internet Data—We’ve always been inspired by Lam Thuy Vo’s work using social media data for journalism. Now, learn about those techniques as compiled in a new book, for journalists at any experience level.
Here’s What I’ve Learned About Transparency & Media Salaries— Amanda Hickman has rounded up an excellent list of data sources on what media jobs pay, with a special focus on radio and podcasting.
How a Community Engagement Editor Can Transform Your Newsroom’s Work—We’ve heard a lot lately about engagement, but what does that really look like? And who do you need to hire to do it? Here’s our Q&A with Derrick Cain of Resolve Philadelphia.
Things You Made
We’re always on the lookout for new work and things we can learn from each other. This week, we’ve collected projects that involve the navigation of labyrinthine systems.
(Wisconsin Watch, ongoing) A watchdog series that takes on the unfolding crisis of abuse within the Catholic church.
(Detroit Free Press, Nov 27, 2019) The Free Press has been doggedly reporting on students ensnared by a fake university set up by federal agents.
(Mother Jones/Reveal, Dec 2, 2019) Sinduja Rangarajan reports on the H–1B visa program, in this data-rich collaboration with Reveal.
(Chicago Sun-Times, Nov 19, 219) The Sun-Times untangles the loopholes and lies that led to ongoing property tax fraud.
Even More Things
A user research workflow to use, from the Whereby.us team. How journalists created the Patreon-backed Baltimore Beat. A comics explainer for the 2020 Census. Two City Bureau fellows on why they chose to center community voices in their award-nominated audio/photo essay.
Jobs & Things
- CalMatters is looking for a Data Journalist.
- Capital Public Radio needs a Senior News Editor for its growing team.
- The Marshall Project is on the lookout for a Design Director to oversee visuals.
- Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty needs a Visual Journalist/Newsroom Developer for its Prague-based team.
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