Things You Made, July 26
New journalism code projects, plus updates from OpenNews
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Sharing After SRCCON
Check out the very excellent After Party toolkit developed by Emma Carew Grovum. It helps folks take ideas from SRCCON (or anywhere!) home to their newsrooms.
What You’ve Been Making
Today we’ve gathered place-focused projects that invite readers to ask broader questions—whether about our solar system’s mysterious moons, about their areas’s wildfire potential, about the uncertain battle for Vieques, or about the truth of inequitable elder care.
(Arizona Republic/USA TODAY, July 24, 2019)
An examination of about 5,000 communities across 11 states, this project leads readers through a step-by-step learning process.
(National Geographic, July 9, 2019)
This highly interactive project opens the door to so many hidden corners of the solar system.
(Buffalo News, July 14, 2019)
A searchable database showing every nursing home in New York, along with critical stats like its federal star rating and the percentage of Medicare and Medicaid recipients that it admits.
(PRI, July 16, 2019)
“In the future, our grandchildren and great-grandchildren will ask us, ‘Where am I going to build a house when I grow up?’” Investigation and data on the Airbnb crisis that’s brewing in Vieques.
What else are you and your colleagues making? Tell us something you love, or a project you’re proud of. Email email@example.com.
Even More Things We Saw Recently
The Washington Post’s new computational journalism lab and its plans for 2020. A profile of Mutante in Colombia: “We built a profound and intimate friendship around our shared belief that through journalism we could generate change in the difficult, violent, but also beautiful society that we both came from.” How WBEZ built its crowdsourced summer guide. KPCC’s guide to covering the 2020 census. Unlocking special features on Glitch, but only if you give back to the community. The guts of NASA’s Apollo computer were handwoven by dozens of women.
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