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Jeremy B. Merrill

Jeremy was a News Apps Fellow at ProPublica. Before joining ProPublica, he interned at the New York Times, building an app for making slideshows of London 2012 Olympics photos. Jeremy graduated from Claremont McKenna College where he studied philosophy and linguistics; in college, he reported and built interactives for the Claremont Port Side on student government spending, professor salaries and on Claremont McKenna’s falsification of SAT statistics.

Articles

The Department of Labor’s Internships Investigations

In 2010, the Labor Department issued a new fact sheet clarifying when an intern needs to be paid under federal labor law. We collected the case files for all the internship investigations the Labor Department concluded in the three years after issuing new regulations.

How the Labor Department Has Let Companies Off the Hook for Unpaid Internships

Four years after warning for-profit companies about unpaid internships, the agency has investigated relatively few employers for wage violations.

Why Develop in the Newsroom?

If you’re a software developer looking to make more of a social impact with your talents, there are plenty of exciting opportunities for you to break into the field of journalism! But what’s it like?

Upton: A Web Scraping Framework

Today we’re releasing a new open source project, which will make web scraping easier by providing reusable components.

Unpaid Interns Win Major Ruling in ‘Black Swan’ Case — Now What?

A judge has ruled that Fox Searchlight violated federal and New York minimum wage laws by not paying two production interns.

Heart of Nerd Darkness: Why Updating Dollars for Docs Was So Difficult

We updated Dollars for Docs last week. Why is updating it so difficult?

Free the Files: Help ProPublica Unlock Political Ad Spending

Outside groups are spending millions of dollars hoping to influence political campaigns – but they're hard to track down. Detailed information about spending is locked in documents filed at TV stations across the country. Help us uncover this spending by reviewing documents.