Features / data
Ben Welsh on making data journalism work with that time-honored strategy, the news peg
Wherein Jeremy Bowers gets help from experts, builds an election-predicting app, and makes sure readers can see how it works.
Second of five case studies by Adrian Holovaty about hairy data-parsing problems from a journalist’s perspective.
Matt Waite sees structure in unstructured data, and you should too.
Jacqui Maher on wrangling massively complex, really messy data in (almost) realtime.
Derek Willis mines government mobile apps to liberate data and issues a call to arms for collaboration.
The NYT’s Tiff Fehr on figuring out what Olympics fans expected and how her team made them happy.
A new PDF data extraction tool conceived by Manuel Aristarán and built out in a collaboration between Aristarán, who is a Knight-Mozilla Fellow at La Nación, and Mike Tigas, Fellow at ProPublica, and ProPublica’s Jeremy B. Merrill.
Jacob Harris explains the perils of making government food safety data usable for journalistic research.
First of 5 case studies by Adrian Holovaty about hairy data-parsing problems from a journalist’s perspective.
Yesterday morning, the ProPublica apps team released a series of documents outlining their coding philosophy, app design and development practices, data validation techniques, and more. We spoke with Scott Klein about how his team’s processes evolved and how they made the time to document it all.
Yesterday morning, EveryBlock announced its sudden closure by its parent company, NBC. The news developer and civic code worlds reacted with intense sadness and a recognition of the advances made possible by EveryBlock and its founders.
A mapping project from WNYC that displays NYPD stop-and-frisks by block and locations where the police discovered guns during such stops.
The New York Times and WNYC have joined forces on a new site dedicated to news, data and conversation about schools in New York City. SchoolBook is now the main place to find coverage of schools in New York by The Times and WNYC. SchoolBook’s home page will mix those news, feature and multimedia stories with essays by members of the education community, as well as photos, videos, queries, comments and more.