Things You Made, July 12
Interactive features, best practices, and updates from OpenNews
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What You’ve Been Making
A roundup of journalism and code projects from the last few weeks, with a bit of extra attention on people-counting projects.
How Trump’s zero-tolerance policy pushed Texas shelters to capacity
(Texas Tribune, June 26, 2018)
A clear and data-rich look at a shelter system beyond the brink.
Death on foot: America’s love of SUVs is killing pedestrians
(Detroit Free Press, July 1, 2018)
An investigation into how SUVs are dramatically pushing up pedestrian deaths across the country.
Here’s a map of shelters where immigrant children have been housed
(Reveal, June 26, 2018)
One piece of Aura Bogado’s ongoing investigation into families separated at the border.
How Florida Ignited the Heroin Epidemic
(Palm Beach Post, June 28, 2018)
How Florida’s heroin epidemic lit up. Here’s the backstory, including info on a Facebook Live Q&A with the reporters scheduled for July 13.
The US has a 1.39 billion-pound surplus of cheese.
(Vox, June 28, 2018)
Let’s just stare at this mountain of cheese.
We Were So Glad We Read These
On surviving a newsroom tragedy, an interview by Rachel Schallom with WDBJ anchor Kimberly McBroom. A new open-source Twitter bot to help you surface stories on anything. What it costs to be smuggled across the border. How to find the most appropriate graph for your data. A local new service focusing on immigration. The lowest-stress bike routes in Chicago.
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