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How to Send Us Files More Securely

We’ve launched a more secure way for sources to send us sensitive messages and files.

How We Made the 3-D New York City Flood Map

We used features only available in the most modern web browsers to create the interactive map of the city's flood zones.

Calculating ‘The Price of an Internship’

How much do you pay in tuition to take an internship? Here's how we calculate tuition share in "The Price of an Internship."

How We Calculated Injury Rates for Temp and Non-Temp Workers

Worker’s comp data collected from five states shows temps are far more likely to be injured on the job.

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?

How We Analyzed FEMA's Risk Maps

Data-Driven Journalism’s Secrets

I’ve spent the last few weeks in the U.S. on a Fellowship with the International Center for Journalists, talking to some American newsrooms about how they approach data-driven journalism. Here’s a bit about what I’ve learned.

Meet our New OpenNews Fellow

We’re excited to announce that Brian Jacobs will be ProPublica’s OpenNews fellow in 2014.

Announcing the Nonprofit Explorer API

Today’s update to Nonprofit Explorer also includes a free-to-use API that developers can use to access the data behind Nonprofit Explorer programmatically.

Technical Difficulties on iPhone and iPad App

We’re submitting a fix today for a startup crash on the ProPublica app for iPhone and iPad.

Why You Should Be our 2014 OpenNews Fellow (and Join the Epic Team of Awesome)

For the second year, the ProPublica News Applications desk has a unique opening for a ten-month-long fellowship as part of the Knight-Mozilla OpenNews program.

Where Do “Good” Software Practices Fit Into News Applications

When building news apps, good software practices don't go out the window; but something else becomes more important — the content and the story.

Upton: A Web Scraping Framework

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

Transcribable: Free the Files to Go!

Today we’re releasing a new open source project, which will enable any organization with a DocumentCloud account to do crowdsourcing using documents.

Creating Games for Journalism

Our job as journalists is to inform the public. By using emotion and empathy, games allow us to inform readers in a new way—and one in which they both remember and understand.

P5 Resident Aram Chung

This week’s P5 Resident is Aram Chung.

Four Games that Tackle Serious Issues

Four examples of how news organizations might use games to help people understand — and act on — serious issues.

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