Things You Made, July 26

Interactive features, best practices, and updates from OpenNews

(Star Tribune)

Thank You, Thank You!

With the support of more than 200 members of the OpenNews community, we reached the $30,000 goal of our first fundraising campaign yesterday. Thank you to everyone who contributed to help this network of leaders. We’re still accepting donations and every dollar supports our work to sustain and fortify this amazing community.

What You’ve Been Making

A roundup of journalism and code projects from the last few weeks, with extra attention away from the US coasts.

When Rape is Reported

(Star Tribune, July 22, 2018)
In-depth research into why so few rape and sexual assault victims in Minnesota get justice.

As Logan Square Gets Whiter, Neighborhood Schools Must Fight To Survive

(Block Club Chicago, July 24, 2018)
A data-rich look at the effects of gentrification on local schools in one neighborhood of Chicago.

Civil Discourse Deferred When It Comes To Politics In Caucus State Iowa

(IowaWatch, July 24, 2018)
Polarization in three politically diverse counties in Iowa.

Cambodia’s Rural/Urban Divide Defines Issues

(VOA, July 11, 2018)
Analyzing political differences ahead of the July 29 election.

Danger And Despair Inside Cambian Group, Britain’s Largest Private Child Care Home Provider

(BuzzFeed News, July 26, 2018)
An investigation into a big-money institution that’s a volatile place for vulnerable kids.

More Things We’re Glad We Saw

Add inline audio to your story via Soundcite, from the Knight Lab. See Chicago’s Little Village and its immigrants in the eyes of young people. How the Marshall Project reported on Mississippi’s profitable bail bond industry. In The Pudding, what airport traffic tells us about the world’s Megacities. Lisa Charlotte Rost, thinking through alternatives to pink and blue. The original concept art for Disney’s Haunted Mansion.

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