Things You Made, June 14
New journalism code projects, plus updates from OpenNews
SRCCON 2019 is Very Near
What You’ve Been Making
This week we’ve picked a handful of recent projects that help the average reader find their way through a maze—whether that’s an environmental issue, an immigration journey, or lawmakers’ policies.
(Texas Tribune, June 7, 2019)
Findings from 560 forfeiture cases, which resulted in the seizure of nearly $10 million.
(City Bureau, June 4, 2019)
Context and deep dives on local government in Chicago, putting info and power in the hands of readers.
(PRI, June 3, 2019)
What happens if we equip seals with sensors? Scroll to find out.
(NJ.com, June 12, 2019)
One family’s quest for reunion, against a larger backdrop of immigration policies.
What else are you making? Tell us what’s happening. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even More Things We Saw Recently
Using sprints to drive digital subscriptions, at the Sacramento Bee. How the New York Times helped its reporters learn to love spreadsheets, with tools that your team can use, too. What happens when your reporters write mission statements. Designing data visualizations with empathy, by Kim Bui, including thoughts from Lam Thuy Vo on finding surprising human connections within data.
Jobs + Things
- The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is looking for a data journalist who’s an investigative reporter at heart.
- For a short-term gig, CALMatters seeks an interactives developer.
- Be part of NPR’s product team with this senior role focused on the org’s publishing platform.
- …and even more on Source Jobs.
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