Things You Made, Jan 31
Interactive features, project breakdowns, best practices, and updates
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Things You Made
Recent projects and pieces that felt noteworthy—this week we especially focused on interactives and investigations that tracked the evolution of an issue over time.
The investigation that brought down Larry Nassar and has revealed a widespread policy of USA Gymnastics ignoring sexual abuse allegations.
(Los Angeles Times, Jan 23, 2018)
An interactive look at the cycle of widespread destruction related to the Thomas Fire.
(NJ.com, Jan 11, 2018)
Guess the change you thought you saw in the world.
(Guardian, Dec 20, 2017)
An 18-month investigation into homelessness, with elegant graphics and looping video.
(The Southern Illinoisan, Nov 12, 2017)
Maps and photography work together, creating a portrait of change.
(Washington Post, Jan 18, 2018)
Showing the hot, hot heat.
(ProPublica, Jan 29, 2018)
Mapping jobs promised (2.4 million) against jobs actually created (63,000), using ProPublica’s Wee People font of human silhouettes.
We Were So Glad We Read These
Cut down database imports by a third using this one weird trick. How Outside Magazine got to be badass online. Resources from Mozfest 2017 on decentralization, in journalism and elsewhere. The limits of empathy in VR. Corporate pressure in Romanian media. The Little America project. NYPL’s digital map collection has all these new additions. What Chicago really thinks of its media coverage. Improving Represent, a ProPublica database that tracks Congress. A beautiful snowy drive through Alice Munro Country.
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