Things You Made, May 31

Interactive features, data projects, best practices, and OpenNews updates

(Philadelphia Inquirer)

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Things You Made

Projects and pieces from the journalism/code universe that you may have missed. This week’s handful focuses on accountability for institutions that serve the most vulnerable. 

She Said She’d Free Them from Addiction

(Reveal, May 21, 2018)
A comprehensive investigation into a North Carolina rehab empire being fueled by patients’ labor.

Hidden Peril

(Philadelphia Inquirer, May 10, 2018)
The hidden threat of asbestos, lingering in city schools.

Behind the Consulting Firm Raking In Millions From D.C. Charter Schools

(Washington City Paper, May 24, 2018)
A five-month, data-driven investigation into a company that’s receiving millions of dollars in taxpayer funds.

MN Schools Fail to Test for Cancer-Causing Radon

(KARE11, May 7, 2018)
An investigation into cancer-causing radon exposure in Minnesota schools.

More Things We’re Glad We Saw

In the Shadow of Kerner: 50 years later, newsroom diversity and equity stall. Climate crafting with global warming blankets. How hatred feeds on the oxygen of amplification. The hidden history of the Solo cup. Glamour magazine’s look at the groundswell of black women running for office in Alabama. Property taxes 101, a primer for journalists. What happened in Vegas, a comprehensive portrait of a mass shooting that’s no longer in the news. National Geographic has digitized its collection of 6,000+ maps. Dancing towards the light.

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