Things You Made, Jan 25
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What You’ve Been Making
A roundup of journalism and code projects that you may have missed recently. This week we’re focusing on investigations that bring a wealth of context and history into a present-day issue.
2,000 Clandestine Graves
(Intercept, Dec 13, 2018)
A rich and thorough investigation into the records and data showing thousands of mass graves found around Mexico. Originally published here in Spanish.
State oversight of care lags under Oregon Health Plan
(Portland Tribune, Jan 10, 2019)
How a costly state program is faring/failing under barebones oversight.
(Cal Matters, Jan 16, 2019)
A deep dive into energy’s past and future in California, including a cameo from TimelineJS.
How Illinois Bet on Video Gambling and Lost
(ProPublica Illinois/WBEZ, co-published with Chicago Sun-Times, Jan 16, 2019)
A massive, visual and historical tally of video gambling’s broken promises.
Even More Things
A narrative look at City Bureau and its groundbreaking Documenters program. The Coral Project joins up with Vox Media. If you’ve used Census Reporter, sign up to chat about the UX. An oral history of people pushing for a more ethical Silicon Valley. Some forking paths for the periodic table. How close are we to living on another planet?
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