Dana Amihere

Dana Amihere is data editor at KPCC, an NPR member station in Southern California. She’s a designer, developer and data journalist who has previously worked for The Dallas Morning News, The Baltimore Sun, and Pew Research Center.

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Articles by Dana

  1. COVID-19 story recipe: A dashboard with at-risk health indicators

    We teamed up to give our communities context about vulnerable populations—here’s how you can use our code and data

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    We teamed up to build a dashboard that shows two kinds of data: how widespread COVID–19 is in a community, alongside health indicators that show how some people are more at risk. We’ve open-sourced the project so you can use it too.

  2. Know Your Own Blind Spots, When Covering Communities

    How to find and address common blind spots around equitable news coverage

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    How do we measure how well our coverage reflects the communities we are entrusted with reporting on? How do we check our work for social and cultural tone deafness, for blind spots and holes, especially when it comes to marginalized or vulnerable communities?

  3. Why National Editors Should Connect with Local Reporters

    Parachute reporting can damage community ties and miss the bigger picture.

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    How and why national news orgs should find local reporters to cover stories in their own communities.

  4. Visually Speaking: Designing for the (Un)wired World

    If your newsroom hasn’t made the switch to responsive design, it’s time to get moving

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    Why newsrooms should go responsive, even for complex projects.

  5. Visually Speaking: Patterns for Humane Data Visualization

    The secret lives of data points, and how journalists can reveal them

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    Data can be impersonal, especially large datasets with thousands or even millions of records. The fact that most data of this magnitude is calculated by machines is, however, a sharp contrast to the ultimate goal of examining it in the first place—to find human trends and patterns behind the numbers.

  6. Just One Thing: A Year in Review, Part 3

    Appreciation of usefulness and bar-raising at the end of a long, complicated year

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    As we did last year, we’ve asked a couple of dozen people from all around the news-nerd community to tell us about one thing—article, feature, app, tool, or something else entirely—that they loved in 2015. This week, we’re publishing their responses, from interactives to project management software. We hope you find here at least one thing that eases your work, inspires new angles on your stories, and helps carry you through to 2016.

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