Things You Made, Oct 25

Interactive features, best practices, and updates from OpenNews

(California Dream series)


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What You’ve Been Making

A roundup of journalism and code projects from the last few weeks that you may have missed—with a special focus on interesting collaborations.

The Block That Prop. 13 Built

(California Dream, Oct 22, 2018)
Understanding the influence of a transformative property-tax measure that’s been shaping California for the past four decades. Part of a statewide media collaboration between CALmatters, KPBS, KPCC, KQED and Capital Public Radio with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the James Irvine Foundation.

Women in Prison Punished More Harshly Than Men Around the Country

(The Chicago Reporter/NPR News Investigations/Social Justice News Nexus at Northwestern University, Oct 14, 2018)
“With more than 42 insolence infractions for every 100 inmates, women in Illinois prisons are cited at a rate nearly twice as high as their male counterparts.”

As Out-Of-Town Investors Buy WNY Nursing Homes, Residents Pay the Price

(Buffalo News, Oct 21, 2018)
Tons of financial information and nursing home ratings, all adding up to failing care.

Bullet Train to the Future

(Curbed/Texas Tribune, Sept 30, 2018)
Documenting the conflict between private property rights and a free market, through the lens of a massive transportation project.

Things We Were So Glad We Saw

Lisa Charlotte Rost revisits all the charting tools. The most important science issues in every state, according to Popular Science. Investigative reporting on a shoestring budget: a roundup of resources. Plotting stats on overnight stays at US National Parks. Phoebe Wang’s Third Coast awards ceremony speech: “When people say we tried our best — what I really hear is: ‘we chose to spend our time and our money on something that we decided was more important than hiring a person of color.’”

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