Things You Made, June 28
New journalism code projects, plus updates from OpenNews
SRCCON 2019 is Almost Here
We’re so excited about all the sessions on the SRCCON schedule. Just a few tickets remain! If you want to join us but haven’t gotten your ticket yet, our participation form is still open.
What You’ve Been Making
This week we’ve picked a handful of recent projects created primarily by local or small teams, that hinge on the counting of humans.
Every 5 days, an Arizona officer shoots someone, a Republic analysis finds
(Arizona Republic, June 25, 2019)
Analyzing record levels of police shootings, and what that says about the use of deadly force in Arizona.
‘Hellbent’ on killing: Homicides surge in overwhelmed California jails
(Sacramento Bee/ProPublica, June 13, 2019)
The human cost of policy changes in criminal justice systems.
Vaccination Rates Vary Widely by School, County
(Oklahoma Watch, May 20, 2019)
Visualizing vaccinations for kindergarteners in Oklahoma schools.
Racing to parliament
(Reuters, June 2, 2019)
In India’s elections, watch the votes come in, over and over.
What else are you making? Tell us what’s happening. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even More Things We Saw Recently
Redistributing power in communities through involved journalism, by P. Kim Bui. How computer code became a modern design medium, via MIT. A map detailing the state of the Latino news media, from the Newmark J-School. City Bureau’s community engagement guidelines. How Florida newsrooms are coming together to report on climate change. A project that trained a computer to spot circling helicopters. Of drop caps and bug reports, from Ethan Marcotte.
Jobs + Things
- Spotlight PA seeks an investigative reporter under the banner of the Philly Inquirer.
- Join Frontline as a Senior Developer, over at WBGH in Boston.
- Use your design and storytelling chops at Politico, which is looking for a design developer.
- …and more on Source Jobs.
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