Things You Made, Jan 10

Interactive features, project breakdowns, best practices, and updates

(Better Government Association)

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Things You Made Recently

This week, we’re highlighting some recent big projects that took a sweeping look at at an issue or dataset, lending context and history to complex topics while helping us grasp the finer details.

We Can Draw School Zones to Make Classrooms Less Segregated. This Is How Well Your District Does.

(Vox, Jan 8, 2018)
Deep sociological context and fine-grained customization work together, for a compelling picture of school segregation.

The Montana Gap

(High Country News, ongoing)
An ongoing series that asks, “What are Montana communities, especially rural ones, doing… to help their residents weather the economic winter? And what could they learn from other communities?”

113 Suburban Cop Shootings, Zero Discipline

(Better Government Association/WBEZ, Jan 8, 2018)
Stark data and in-depth storytelling show that “questionable policing isn’t just a big city problem.”

What Are Your Internet Options?: a case for net neutrality

(Mapbox, Dec 13, 2017)
Mapping consumer choice in ISPs shows that ISP-hopping isn’t realistic for a much of the U.S., after net neutrality vaporizes.

How Harvey Hurt Houston, in 10 Maps

(ProPublica, Texas Tribune, Reveal, Jan 3, 2018)
Maps and data show a city primed for a disaster—and what actually happened.

39,000 Homicides: Retracing 60 Years of Murder in Chicago

(Chicago Tribune, Jan 8, 2018)
“The spike in violent crime that has plagued Chicago since 2016 has even more gravity when viewed in comparison with six decades of homicides in Chicago.”

More Things

Deconstructing David Bowie’s Space Oddity. A database of 94 collaborative journalism projects (and counting). Prepping for new data privacy regulations in Europe. An XKCD 2016 election map, with empty space in the emptiest places. So, who does Google’s AMP really serve? Quantifying Amazon subsidies from cities? Don’t overlook food aid needed by low-paid workers. Choose a Library of Congress collection, get a palette of colors it uses.



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