Things You Made, Dec 19
Interactive features, project breakdowns, best practices, and updates
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Things You Made
Our last roundup of 2017, with a double dose of data, mapping, code, and investigative projects from recent weeks.
(NJ.com, Dec 14, 2017)
“It’s nothing more than a meathouse at this point.” An in-depth project full of insights, data, and personal accounts on death and dying in New Jersey.
(Huffington Post, Dec 14, 2017)
Scroll through the fate of a generation.
(LA Times, Dec 14, 2017)
Explains a thoroughly complicated topic with clear visuals and in-depth reporting. Repo is here.
(Dallas Morning News, Dec 15, 2017)
A pointed essay supported by interactive data.
(The Virginian-Pilot, Nov 17, 2017)
A huge investigation into grossly unequal justice in Virginia. The follow-up impact so far.
(Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Dec 1, 2017)
How the opiod crisis was fueled by easy prescriptions and blatant disregard.
(Vice, Dec 10, 2017)
Data gathered from 47 police departments on 4,099 shootings, with datasets linked up.
(Boston Globe, Dec 10, 2017)
A sweeping Spotlight investigation into the scope and impact of racism in Boston.
(ProPublica/ Chicago Tribune, Dec 7, 2017)
Cracking open a system that’s perpetuated deep unfairness for far too long.
(San Francisco Chronicle, Ongoing)
Easy-to-use map that identifies fire hot spots ongoingly.
(Belt Magazine, Nov 21, 2017)
The overlooked, precarious health of Lake Erie.
Turn static images into interactive maps with this excellent guide from MapBox on geo-referencing, tracing, and finally, publishing a map with manipulable data. Find out what your town spent on luring Amazon. TwoStep is now open-sourced. Calling for a task force, after a Star-Tribune investigation. A bot that tweets maps from @librarycongress digital collections. Getting that photo with the black gloves and the money. Getting that photo with the kiss and the cat person. New 2018 goal: learn embroidery.
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