Journalism code and the people who make it

Roundup events Event Roundup, Mar 23

Event Roundup, Mar 23

It’s the last day to apply for grants for women journalists, plus lots of meetups and hackathons this week.

Learning design The Evolution of NPR’s Picture Stories

The Evolution of NPR's Picture Stories

How NPR’s picture stories have changed—and the design principles and iterative work behind all the changes.

Roundup events Event Roundup, Mar 16

Event Roundup, Mar 16

Meetups this week in Manchester, Portland, Vienna, and Philadelphia, plus Thursday is the deadline to submit idea to the Knight News Challenge: Elections.

Roundup events Event Roundup, Mar 10

Event Roundup, Mar 10

Meetups this week in Buenos Aires and La Paz, plus a journalism hackathon before SXSW.

Roundup events Event Roundup, Mar 2

Event Roundup, Mar 2

This week, hundreds of news nerds will gather in Atlanta for the National Institute of Computer Assisted Reporting’s annual conference.

Roundup events Event Roundup, Feb 23

Event Roundup, Feb 23

Meetups, trainings, and hackathons around the world this week, plus plenty of opportunities for you to pitch proposals to upcoming events.

Learning data Consider the Boolean

Consider the Boolean

The challenge of using binary data structures in a complicated world.

Roundup events Event Roundup, Feb 17

Event Roundup, Feb 17

A week full of deadlines: SND competition and SNDMakes application, ONA-Poynter Women’s Leadership Academy, and NICAR Lightning Talks voting.

Learning data Understanding Households and Relationships in Census Data

Understanding Households and Relationships in Census Data

The Census Bureau’s population counts make trends in household makeup easy to track. All you need are two things: an understanding of how the Census asks Americans about households and relationships, and where to find the right tables amid the haystack of tabulations. That’s what this post aims to help you with.

Roundup events Event Roundup, Feb 2

Event Roundup, Feb 2

Meetups this week in DC and Helsinki, plus a hack day in NYC.

Update hiring Source Hiring & Appreciations

Source Hiring & Appreciations

We’re planning many changes and additions to Source over the course of 2015. I’ll write about those as they happen, but our first announcement is about changes behind the scenes. I am very happy to announce a new opening for an assistant editor, to join me and the rest of the team in keeping Source watertight and pointed in the right direction. If that sounds like you or someone you know, please take a look at the job description and send us a résumé.

Roundup events Event Roundup, Jan 20

Events around the world this week, plus tons of conferences accepting proposals and other upcoming deadlines.

Learning visualization Connecting with the Dots

Connecting with the Dots

Jake Harris on data visualization, empathy, and representing people with dots

Project data scraping elections Scraping Nevada

Scraping Nevada

Derek Willis breaks down the three stages of scraping (denial, annoyance, and acceptance) while confronting the election-results form from hell.

Roundup events Event Roundup, Jan 5

Start 2015 off with a talk proposal or apply for a hack curriculum grant.

Project campaign finance Python Introducing Bedfellows

Introducing Bedfellows

The financial relationship between PAC contributors and recipients can be difficult to divine from the information reported to the FEC. Bedfellows is a new Python library based on a model developed at The Upshot for understanding those relationships via several different measures.

Project custom elements Tag Soup: Using Custom Elements to Cover Elections and Beyond

Tag Soup: Using Custom Elements to Cover Elections and Beyond

How the Seattle Times’ election page served as a testbed for custom elements in a news app, and what it means for other news apps teams.

Roundup events Event Roundup, Dec 15

Close out 2015 with a local meetup or check out some upcoming deadlines.

Learning data Marriage Data: It’s Complicated

Marriage Data: It's Complicated

D’Vera Cohn on Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Marriage Data But Were Afraid to Ask

Project Reporting from the Youngest Land on Earth

Reporting from the Youngest Land on Earth

How ProPublica and The Lens got the aerial photos they needed to produce Losing Ground.

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