Things You Made, June 20

Interactive features, project breakdowns, and best practices

(Chicago Tribune)

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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.

An Unfair Burden

(Chicago Tribune, June 10, 2017)
A huge analysis of Chicago-area property taxes, which disproportionately burden poorer areas.

Two Decades of Choice

(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 18, 2017)
Two decades of data on how charter schools changed education in Pennsylvania, for better or worse.

How Did Theresa May’s Gamble Fail?

(The Guardian, June 9, 2017)
Maps and scatter plots tell the story of lost seats.

82 Percent of School-Zone Lights in New Orleans Work Now, the Most We’ve Seen

(The Lens, May 17, 2017)
Tracking how a city guards its students’ safety, one lighted sign at a time.

Here’s Why I–5 is Such a Mess in Seattle Area, and What Keeps Us Moving at All

(Seattle Times, June 19, 2017)
The history and design of a major highway, to understand more about a city’s daily friction.

Passed and Passed Over: A Look at What Happened to Major Texas Bills

(Texas Tribune, June 16, 2017)
A concise yet in-depth look at the fate of Texas bills, both signed and failed.

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