Julia Smith is the Design Lead for the Institute for Nonprofit News, where she produces custom editorial projects for INN's member organizations and helps support Largo, an open-source WordPress framework for news websites. Previously, Julia was a 2015 Knight-Mozilla Fellow with the Center for Investigative Reporting.
Julia’s work on Source
- How The Chicago Reporter Made ‘Settling for Misconduct’
- Building on Data Viz for All
- Fellows + Code Convening = New Open Source Tools
Articles by Julia
How The Chicago Reporter Made ‘Settling for Misconduct’
For hundreds of police lawsuits, we needed good data management, strong collaborations, and a bigger chart.Posted on
In researching Settling for Misconduct, we had to account for details from hundreds of county and federal court filings, identify thousands of officers named in civil complaints and tally hundreds of millions of dollars in monetary awards. We also needed thorough reporting to connect issues of police misconduct to fiscal accountability. And oh yeah – we had to have a slick web app to present the data to the public.
Building on Data Viz for All
A Portland code convening project to make interactive graphics more accessiblePosted on
Helping newsrooms improve interactive graphics and data visualizations by making them more accessible to all users.