Things You Made, June 6
Interactive features, project breakdowns, and best practices
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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.
(Globe and Mail, May 31, 2017)
How a cereal hoop hops between nations.
Missouri Teacher Salaries
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, May 20, 2017)
A searchable database of salary information for superintendents, principals and teachers in Missouri public schools.
Refugees in Their Own Country
(NPR, May 31, 2017)
Stuck and traumatized, within their own borders.
The 20 Towns Where Cop Salaries Have Risen the Most this Decade
(NJ.com, June 5, 2017)
Tracking the jumps in New Jersey municipal cops’ salaries.
New York City Students with Disabilities and Their Families Feel Impact of Growing School Bus Delays
(NYT Institute, June 1, 2017)
Using public data to pinpoint how school bus delays affect people’s lives.
Euros for Doctors
(Correctiv, May 29, 2017)
A new database tracks which doctors accept no money from pharma companies.
How Jersey City Unemployment Was Gerrymandered to Help Kushner Pitch Investor Visas
(City & State, May 24, 2017)
Maps show how stringing census tracts together creates huge advantages for wealthy real estate developers and investors. (Also covered by the Washington Post, with this data set available on GitHub.)
This Drug Is Cheaper And More Powerful Than Heroin
(Buzzfeed, June 5, 2017)
A detailed look at the economics and geography driving fentanyl’s rise across America.
Also Good Things
Maybe you want to make a computer. Maybe you want to not be wrong. Hundreds of millions of payroll records shared by Buzzfeed. The future of healthcare, and how Vox is reporting on it. An in-depth interactive on black athletes, housing, and racial discrimination that uses StoryMapJS. An anthropological look at the mugshot, by the Marshall Project. Office hours for Python learners. Oh, and Where’s Wallace? Out chasing fireflies.
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