Things You Made, May 23

Interactive features, project breakdowns, and best practices

Chicago’s wealth in 2015 (top) and 1970 (bottom), mapped (The Guardian)

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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.

All Things Unequal

(Southside Weekly, May 16, 2017)
Fifty years of racial inequality in Chicago, encapsulated.

We Tracked the Trump Scandals on Right-Wing News Sites

(Vox, May 18, 2017)
A visualization powered by the Wayback Machine.

Can’t Afford the Rent, Can’t Afford to Move

(Arizona Republic, April 24, 2017)
The wrenching story of one Arizona woman, who would otherwise be a data point in the housing crisis.

Western Reserve—The 51st State?

(Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 15, 2017)
A special series that imagines: what if Ohio were split into two?

America’s Geography of Wealth

(The Guardian, May 17, 2017)
Common threads between the economic fates of San Francisco, New York, and Detroit.

Fostering Failure

(San Francisco Chronicle, May 18, 2017)
A deep, data-rich investigation into the nation’s largest foster care system.

More Things Which Are Good

U.S. presidential election results by precinct, by Ryne Rhola. An online Python course for journalists, on analyzing money in politics, with Ben Welsh. Look at all these smiling faces. Secrets and legends of the weighted pivot scatter plot. The Trump Documents: fake news that’s supposed to be fake. A decade of OSM, then and now.

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