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Between Human and Machine: Thoughts on Malofiej 21 Day 2

One of the main undercurrents during the Malofiej World Infographic Summit was the tension between illustrative graphics, often borne out of photographs and sketches, and data visualization, whose raw material is often the very machine-based spreadsheet.

Outsider CAR: Quick Thoughts on Malofiej 21 Day 1

While the big graphics teams presented at the Malofiej Infographic Summit in Pamplona, Spain, there were also examples of artists and designers applying their own brand of CAR.

Casey Thomas, P5 Resident

The fourth P5 Resident started a project in the ProPublica offices today. He's Casey Thomas from AxisPhilly.

ProPublica's News Apps and Data Guides

RIP EveryBlock

EveryBlock is gone, here's how we archive our apps.

A New Way to 'Check In' on Education Inequality

How To Edit 52,000 Stories at Once

New Year's Resolution: Learn to Code

Want to learn to code this year? Here's our handy beginner's guide to get you started.

Use Our Nursing Home Inspect Widget on Your Site

We made it easy to search nursing home inspection reports right from your own website.

Why (and How) We Use Creative Commons for Our Stories

ProPublica has made important use of Creative Commons since our launch four and a half years ago.

Anatomy of a News Map

Behind the scenes on our great migration graphic.

Pair Programming Participant #2: Ricardo Brom

The second participant in ProPublica's Pair Programming Project is Ricardo Brom from La Nación in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

New Open Source Project: Daybreak, a Simple Key/Value Database for Ruby

A couple of weeks ago, in an article about the science behind the Message Machine project, we mentioned the custom key-value store we built to store non-relational data. Today, we're open sourcing the library which we're calling Daybreak.

P5 Project Application

Use this form to apply to be a participant in the P5 program.

Pair Programming Participant #1: Julius Troeger

On Monday the first participant in the ProPublica Pair Programming Project started. He is Julius Troeger from Germany.

Election Day Interactives We're Watching

Here's a list of amazing interactive election day projects our colleagues at other organizations have launched.

How ProPublica's Message Machine Reverse Engineers Political Microtargeting

How the message machine works.

Introducing a Free the Files API

Today we're opening a Free The Files API which will offer developers access to markets, stations, committees and filings data from our crowdsourced app

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