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Lindsay Muscato

Assistant editor, Source

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  1. Introducing the Field Guide to Open Source in the Newsroom
  2. How We Made Nu Source
  3. Hello Again
  4. Welcome to Work Week
  5. How We Made “Money as a Weapons System”

Articles by Lindsay

  1. SRCCON Spotlight: Every Day I’m Juggling

    Gina Boysun and Justin Myers’ 2016 session on managing managers, peer expectations, and your own project ideas

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    Gina Boysun and Justin Myers led a session at SRCCON 2016 about how to handle competing priorities and build bridges across departments.

  2. SRCCON Spotlight: Through an iPhone Darkly

    Joe Germuska’s session on prescient science fiction

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    Joe Germuska’s well-loved session on science fiction gathered presenters for short talks on real and imagined futures, especially focused on prescient representations of media, culture, and interconnectivity.

  3. SRCCON Spotlight: Illustrating Investigations

    Allison McCartney and Dolly Li on creating compelling visuals for abstract stories

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    Recap of the 2016 SRCCON session by Allison McCartney and Dolly Li on creating compelling visuals for abstract stories

  4. Things You Made, July 18

    Interactive features, project breakdowns, and best practices

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    Our regular roundup of pieces from the journalism/code world.

  5. Things You Made, July 6

    Interactive features, project breakdowns, and best practices

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    Our regular roundup of pieces from the journalism/code world.

  6. No Humans Were Harmed in the Making of These Docs

    How we ran a super-productive two-day doc sprint—and how you can, too

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    A human-friendly doc sprint produced The Field Guide to Open Source in the Newsroom.

  7. Things You Made, June 20

    Interactive features, project breakdowns, and best practices

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    Our regular roundup of projects and pieces from the Source community.

  8. Things You Made, June 6

    Interactive features, project breakdowns, and best practices

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    Our regular roundup of projects and pieces from the Source community.

  9. Things You Made, May 23

    Interactive features, project breakdowns, and best practices

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    Interactive features, project breakdowns, and best practices

  10. Wanted: Security Pitches

    Contribute to Security Week, coming to Source in June

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    Next month on Source, we’re running a week of pieces focused on security for journalists and news organizations—our first-ever Security Week.

  11. Things You Made, May 9

    Interactive features, project breakdowns, and best practices

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    A roundup of journalism and code projects from the last few weeks.

  12. Things You Made, April 26

    Interactive features, project breakdowns, and best practices

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    A roundup of journalism and code projects from the last few weeks.

  13. Things You Made, April 12

    Interactive features, project breakdowns, and best practices

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    Projects from Buzzfeed, the Dallas Morning News, NJ.com, the Oregonian, the Tampa Bay Times, and more.

  14. Things You Made, March 28

    Interactive features, project breakdowns, and best practices

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    Projects from the Financial Times, the Guardian, the New York Times, the Pudding, the Sun Sentinel, and more.

  15. Things You Made, March 14

    Interactive features, project breakdowns, and best practices

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    Projects from the Center for Public Integrity, ProPublica, Reveal, Univision, and more.

  16. Introducing the Field Guide to Open Source in the Newsroom

    A guidebook for people who care about journalism and open source

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    Today we’re thrilled to announce the first release of our community-built guidebook, The Field Guide to Open Source in the Newsroom.

  17. Things You Made, Feb 21

    Interactive features, project breakdowns, and best practices

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    We’ve returned from roundup hiatus with a new website, a new OpenNews, a bunch of great columnists and new writers, and the another batch of excellent new things you made.

  18. Source Update: New Columns, Call for Pitches

    The latest on our direction and plans for 2017

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    Call for pitches, looking ahead to 2017.

  19. Building a Guide to Open-Sourcing Newsroom Code, Together

    Eleven contributors, two days in D.C., one draft

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    This week, eleven contributors gathered with us in Washington, D.C. to work on a new resource—a playbook for open-sourcing newsroom code. Together we hoped to tackle a question that’s come up again and again: how to help more newsrooms produce open-source projects, so that everyone can spend more time on great journalism instead of re-creating common tools, tech, and datasets from scratch.

  20. What You’ve Been Making, Nov 11

    Interactive features, data journalism, and best practices

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    OpenNews (and thus Source) exists to do one thing: to help a community of newsroom technologists, data scientists, and interactive designers thrive. We believe in the value of the work, now as ever. We will continue to look for new ways to support what you do, and to support you, as human beings. For now, we offer some links to your work on the way the vote went down, a map of loss, images of new Europeans, strong words, and more.

  21. Source Project Roundup, Oct 14

    Interactive features, data journalism, and best practices

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    Here’s a look at what we’ve been reading and scrolling through lately: border issues, complaints against cops, campaign data, invisible labor, and more.

  22. Source Project Roundup, Sept 15

    Interactive features, data journalism, and best practices

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    Here’s what we’ve been reading and scrolling through lately: document-rich investigations, special education in Texas, the boundaries of the South, the pros and cons of urban cycling, and more.

  23. Source Project Roundup, Sept 2

    Interactive features, data journalism, and best practices

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    Here’s a glimpse of what we’ve been browsing lately: Texas unholstered, an Instagram narrative, the richest data in New Jersey, and more.

  24. Source Project Roundup, Aug 16

    Interactive features, data journalism, and best practices

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    Here’s a handful of what we’ve been inspired by lately: new angles on the Olympics, an almanac of American national parks, striking maps of change in Delhi, and more.

  25. Source Project Roundup, Aug 5

    Interactive features, data journalism, and best practices

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    We’re back from SRCCON with a bunch of links. Plus, here’s a sampling of recent projects that we especially appreciated—athletics, annotations, and aerial views.

  26. Source Project Roundup, July 13

    Interactive features, data journalism, and best practices

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    Here’s a sampling of recent projects that we especially appreciated—inspiring work that we loved exploring and sharing: Seattle’s dialogue on race, the high cost of police misconduct, the price of reigning in Southeast Asia, and more.

  27. Source Project Roundup, June 21

    Interactive features, data journalism, and best practices

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    Here’s a sampling of what inspired us, what challenged our assumptions, and what became most beloved in our browser tabs: unstoppable opinions, traffic stops, Brexit clarity, Orlando heroics.

  28. Source Project Roundup, May 27

    Interactive features, data journalism, and best practices

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    Here’s a few things we especially appreciated recently: green spaces, small multiples, and forking paths of perception.

  29. Botweek’s Closing Circle

    Botweek is over, but the bot conversation has never been richer

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    A few of our favorite bits of thinking and linking around bots.

  30. Source Project Roundup, Mar 24

    Interactive features, data journalism, and best practices

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    Here’s a handful of inspiring projects that we especially loved and appreciated, these past few weeks.

  31. Source Project Roundup, March 3

    Data journalism, cool maps, how to race a grizzly

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    Here’s a handful of our favorite pieces from the past few weeks, created within the newsroom-code universe.

  32. How We Made a Story That Changes Based on Your Birth Year

    A Q&A about Vox’s recent interactive on the superiority of today’s teens

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    Vox’s recent interactive on teen health asks the user for their birth year and then, based on that, changes the text of the story. We thought it was a fascinatingly personal way to contextualize CDC health data, leveraging readers’ innate curiosity about how they stack up. We talked to developer Soo Oh about the process.

  33. Source Project Roundup, Feb 11

    Interactive features, data journalism, and best practices

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    Here’s a roundup of our favorite projects and pieces from the past couple of weeks, all worthy of another look.

  34. Source Project Roundup, Jan 26

    Interactive features, data journalism, and best practices

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    Two weeks of highlights and bookmarks: projects and code that showed us new angles, got newsroom coders talking, and pointed toward better ways of working.

  35. News Nerd Roundup, Dec 2

    Newsroom code and projects that caught our eyes

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    Here’s a few things that made us pause, over the past few weeks: beautiful, haunting, or otherwise fascinating pieces from the journalism code universe.

  36. Mapping Inspiration: A Q&A with Latoya Peterson

    How Peterson works with Fusion’s interactive team to make beautiful things happen

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    Latoya Peterson creates all kinds of groundbreaking digital work with Fusion. We spoke with Peterson about her Mental Map project, an interactive series that traces and celebrates creative roots.

  37. News Nerd Roundup, Nov 9

    Newsroom code and projects that caught our eyes

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    Here’s a quick look at some cool projects, beautiful interactives, and other wonderful things that we lingered over this month, ICYMI.

  38. News Nerd Roundup, Oct 16

    Newsroom code and projects that caught our eyes

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    Our browser tabs overfloweth with beautiful, remarkable things from the news dev world and beyond. Here’s a few we especially appreciated, from the past few weeks.

  39. News Nerd Roundup, Sept 28

    Newsroom code and projects that caught our eyes

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    Here’s another ICYMI roundup: an inspiring handful of recent cool stuff that deserves another look.

  40. News Nerd Roundup, Sept 8

    Newsroom code and projects that caught our eyes

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    A roundup of what’s currently on our minds and in our browser tabs, assembled here for our fellow news nerds.

  41. Tell Us How You Work

    Pitches due Sept. 5 for Work Week on Source, so get ‘em in now

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    Pitch now for Work Week (September 14-18), and tell us your best ideas related to workflow, project management, team communication, burnout, and more. Pitches due Friday, September 5.

  42. News Nerd Roundup, Aug 21

    Newsroom code and projects that caught our eyes

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    A few of our favorite pieces from the Los Angeles Times, NPR, the Post and Courier and more.

  43. News Nerd Roundup, July 31, 2015

    Newsroom code and projects that caught our eyes

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    Recent pieces that we loved from ProPublica and Matter, BuzzFeed, the Daily Herald and WBEZ, New York Magazine, and more.

  44. A User-Centered Conversation at SRCCON

    Design principles help newsrooms make choices, set priorities

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    At SRCCON, we heard a lot about a user-centered approach. What does that mean for journalism?

  45. You Are Such Polymaths

    Field notes from 48 hours with a bunch of news nerds

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    At SRCCON, OpenNews’s two-day conference in Minneapolis last month, we basked in the collective smarts of 220+ attendees and nearly 50 sessions. Afterward, we heard a lot of lovely feedback (people like snacks and unisex bathrooms and child care, and we are so very happy you were happy). So we’d like to reflect back some thoughts about you. Like: it was really clear, in a tangible way, that you have more gears, switches, and hidden functions than Furiosa’s war rig.

  46. How We Made “Faces of Death Row”

    A new Texas Tribune app that distills death row statistics

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    This week, the Texas Tribune launched Faces of Death Row, a simply designed news app that prominently features photographs of each of the 261 people currently awaiting execution in Texas (accompanying article). The app allows for filtering by age, race, sex, and number of years spent on death row. Its simplicity—an artifact of the unavailability of the data the Tribune originally sought—is also its strength.

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