Things You Made, July 18
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What You’ve Been Making
A roundup of journalism and code projects from the last few weeks, with a little extra attention to pieces coming from newsrooms away from the US coasts and largest newsrooms.
The Cost of Jobs
(WBEZ, July 6, 2017)
Shows that a “more jobs” mantra won’t work against entrenched violence if the numbers don’t add up.
St. Anthony Police are Arresting Fewer Black People Since Philando Castile was Killed. But They’re Still Arresting Them at a High Rate.
(MinnPost, July 18, 2017)
Includes a conclusion that explains what data can and can’t tell us.
All Rise for Aaron Judge’s Blasts
(NY Daily News, July 7, 2017)
Hypnotic way to trace homers.
This is the Size of the Iceberg Compared to Your City
(Berliner Morgenpost, July 13, 2017)
It’s a really big iceberg.
Don’t Waste Your Time at Disneyland. Here’s How To Avoid the Lines
(LA Times, July 12, 2017)
See you at Splash Mountain at 8 a.m.
American Dream Denied
(Dallas Morning News, July 13, 2017)
The stories and data on full-time minimum wage employees, working themselves weary.
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