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Upgrading FEC Itemizer for the 2016 Campaign

We're making our interactive database of campaign finance filings more stable and adding new features.

Meet the New ProPublica Campaign Finance API, Same as the Old API

We’re launching an API that programmers can use to work with election fundraising and expenditure data.

A More Secure and Anonymous ProPublica Using Tor Hidden Services

We’ve launched a “Tor hidden service” that lets you to browse our site more securely and anonymously. Read this post to find out how to use it, and how to make your own.

The Stories of Everyday Lives, Hidden in Reams of Data

Data journalists use data to tell stories that help readers make better choices and live better lives.

Introducing FEC Itemizer: A Tool to Research Federal Election Spending

Today we’re launching a new interactive database that makes it easier to get detailed federal campaign finance data.

On Repeat: How to Use Loops to Explain Anything

From animated gifs to looping interactives, we're seeing more and more ways of presenting ideas, explaining processes, and just capturing small moments in endless, repeating sequences. Here's how loops work and how you can use them.

Antebellum Data Journalism: Or, How Big Data Busted Abe Lincoln

An 1848 investigative news story that relied on heavy data analysis snared big fish, including two future presidents.

One Year, 2,000+ Downloads: Here’s How Our Data Store Is Doing

A year after we launched it, here’s what our Data Store looks like.

What I Learned From My Fellowship at ProPublica

News applications fellow Yue Qiu reflects on her seven months on ProPublica's news apps team.

Reporting Recipe: How to Investigate Health Professionals

We've launched two 50-state guides to researching the license and disciplinary records of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Reporting From the Youngest Land in the World

How we got aerial photographs for our project on Louisiana’s effort to save its southeastern coast.

How to Ask Programming Questions

A guide to getting your programming questions answered on the Internet.

A Big Article About Wee Things

"The details are not the details. They MAKE the design." A guide to using little things to make better graphics and interactives.

Why We Removed the Form 990 PDFs From Nonprofit Explorer

Last month, we removed links to download Form 990 document PDFs from our Nonprofit Explorer interactive database.

The Road to Health is Paved With Good Data

The nonprofit Health Data Consortium held its fifth-annual Health Datapalooza last week in Washington, D.C. Here are some highlights.

ProPublica News Applications Desk Receives Data Journalism Award

The Global Editors Network recognized ProPublica one of eight Data Journalism Awards, announced today in Barcelona.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants

Last week, news apps developers from ProPublica participated in a "Future of Food" hackathon sponsored by National Geographic.

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