Things You Made, Sept 12
Interactive features, project breakdowns, best practices, and updates
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What You’ve Been Making
A roundup of journalism and code projects from the last few weeks—this week, we’re putting Hurricane Irma and related coverage at the center.
What’s in the Path of Hurricane Irma
(Washington Post, September 7, 2017)
Clear, elegant graphics and time-lapse, includes historical context.
Hot Water Ahead for Hurricane Irma
(NASA, September 6, 2017)
NASA lays it out plain, with info from satellites.
Hurricane Irma Guide
(The New Tropic)
What’s helpful to local readers when a hurricane is about to hit? Something like this.
Thousands Cried for Help as Houston Flooded
(NY Times, August 30, 2017)
Telling a story in pleas and beacons.
Irma Weakens to a Tropical Storm but Still Producing Some Wind Gusts to Near Hurricane Force
(The Weather Channel)
Tracking winds that slashed across the sea and up a continent, with playable interactive.
Visualizing Uncertain Weather
(Scientific American, March 20, 2017)
Newly relevant explainer on how weather visualization works.
A beautiful map of the planet and its winds, built from this code, that news orgs are starting to use. This is what an epidemic looks like. An analysis of driving times to abortion clinics in the U.S. New from the Knight Lab, introducing Storyline JS. Bulk downloads of congressional data. A practical framework to engage with community groups (Google doc). Maps showing textile techniques of Pakistan and India. The front pages of Irma. A tailgating photo essay from the Bitter Southerner.
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