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Al Shaw

ProPublica

developer / designer / reporter at ProPublica • PGP: https://t.co/Rm7puIOjUB

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Al’s work on Source

Code

  1. Campaign Cash
  2. Landline + Stateline
  3. TimelineSetter
  4. Transcribable

Projects

  1. How We Made Losing Ground
  2. Reporting from the Youngest Land on Earth
  3. Announcing Raster Support for Simple Tiles
  4. Introducing Landline and Stateline
  5. How to Make a News App in Two Days
  6. Lessons from the ProPublica/OpenNews Popup News Apps Team
  7. All About Transcribable
  8. Creating Games for Journalism
  9. How We Made It: Your Hospital May Be Hazardous To Your Health
  10. Anatomy of the “Living Apart” map
  11. Free the Files API + Q&A with Al Shaw
  12. PAC Track

Articles by Al

  1. Reporting from the Youngest Land on Earth

    How We Got Aerial Photographs for Our Project on Louisiana’s Effort to Save Its Southeastern Coast

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

  2. Introducing Landline and Stateline

    Speedier mapmaking can be yours with ProPublica’s new GeoJSON-to-SVG libraries

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    Today we’re releasing code to make it easier for newsrooms to produce maps quickly. Landline is an open source JavaScript library for turning GeoJSON data into browser-based SVG maps. It comes with Stateline, which builds on Landline to create U.S. state and county choropleth maps with very little code out-of-the-box.

  3. How to Make a News App in Two Days

    As Told by Six People Who Tried It for the First Time

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    As part of the orientation week for the 2014 class of Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellows, fellow nerd-cuber Mike Tigas and I led a hackathon at Mozilla’s headquarters in San Francisco…

  4. 2012 in Review: Al Shaw

    Smart apps, great interaction choices, real-world effects

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    ProPublica’s Al Shaw breaks down five outstanding news apps and interactive design choices from 2012, and one game-changer from 2011.

  5. Free the Files API + Q&A with Al Shaw

    ProPublica’s interactive data-analysis project gets an API and Al Shaw answers our development questions

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    ProPublica’s interactive data-analysis project gets an API, and Al Shaw answers our development questions about the making of Free the Files.

  6. PAC Track

    What and Where Are the Super PACs Spending?

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    Expenditure tracking for super PACs during the 2012 election campaign, showing filings and contributor data.

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