Carla Astudillo is a data reporter and interactive graphics maker at NJ.com and The Star-Ledger. Follow her at carla_astudi.
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How We Made the Force Report Database
How we made 17,000 police officers’ records into a searchable public database, and what you can learn from our sagaPosted on
How we made a database of every time N.J. cops punched, kicked, or used other force over a five-year period, and a series of stories to go with it.
Feats Thru Sheets: The Wonders of Go-To Templates
Clean up your newsroom workflow with ready-made tools that are easy to usePosted on
When you’re part of a tiny digital team, you find ways to make life easier for everyone in the newsroom. That’s why I created Feats Thru Sheets, an interactive, filterable, searchable database that can be reskinned for different types of stories and updated solely by reporters.