The fourth P5 Resident started a project in the ProPublica offices today. He’s Casey Thomas from AxisPhilly.
AxisPhilly is a non-profit news startup in Philadelphia. Their mission is to “educate and engage citizens on topics of public interest while empowering them with tools to participate in developing and implementing change.” A big part of their mission is interactive news applications. In a newsroom of nine people, AxisPhilly has two news apps developers and a freelancer who works on data projects. Casey’s projects at AxisPhilly include a map of the effects of delinquent properties on the market value of nearby homes, as well as a map projecting the property tax changes at each address in the city.
Casey’s project at ProPublica is about the 23 schools slated to close in Philadelphia at the end of the school year. More details when it launches very soon!