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Adventure Awaits: Another ProPublica News Apps Fellowship

Starting later this year, ProPublica is going to be part of the Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellowship program. The OpenNews Fellow will work as a member of our news applications team on major journalism projects and will also get to travel the world attending hack days and conferences.

The ProPublica Pair Programming Project

Come code with us! The ProPublica Pair Programming Project -- or P5 -- opens the ProPublica News Apps desk to newsroom coders who want to work on a ProPublica project, or to finish a project of their own, from the ProPublica offices in New York.

Knight Foundation Grant to Support ProPublica's News Applications Desk

We’re very pleased to announce that the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has made a grant to support ProPublica’s news applications desk.

How a Map That Wasn't a Map Became a Map

Why and how we mapped state money for homeowners.

Useful Code Snippets

At ProPublica we sometimes share small, simple snippets of using GitHub "Gists."

Untangling a Web of FEC Data

Our Tangled Web graphic shows the 200 biggest recipients of expenditure money from the five major presidential campaigns (Gingrich, Obama, Paul, Romney and Santorum), as well as from major super PACs, from around the middle of 2011 through February, 2012.

Introducing StateFace

Today we released a font that you can use to include small state map shapes as a design element in a web application. It’s called StateFace.

Some Thoughts on Timelines

Three different approaches to presenting stories over time.

Announcing Simpler Tiles

Today, we're releasing Ruby bindings for Simple Tiles, so you can generate tiles from Ruby.

When Are 190 Emails Like Six Emails?

Showing You the Money (Faster)

We pitched in on some new features in the New York Times' Campaign Finance API and its Ruby wrapper, CampaignCash.

Anatomy of a Stepper Graphic

A small library for stepper graphics.

SOPA Opera Update: Opposition Surges

SOPA Blackout Day led to a surge in opposition among members of Congress.

SOPA Opera: Which Legislators Support SOPA and PIPA?

In the next few weeks, among the most talked-about legislation will be the Stop Online Piracy Act — commonly referred to as SOPA — which, if passed, would give the Attorney General the authority to block access to foreign websites deemed to be dedicated to copyright infringement.

Announcing the ProPublica News Apps Fellowship

The ProPublica News Apps desk is looking for a smart, technically-savvy journalist to join our team for a pilot project we’re calling a News Applications Fellowship.

Adaptive Design, Fixed Widths and Tablets

If you're trying to make your fixed-width site adaptive, there are some things you need to know about the viewport tag.

How We Made ProPublica.org Look Better on Your Smartphone

In order to make our site more welcoming for the increasing number of you who read us on your smartphones, we've redesigned and re-engineered the site so that people on small screens will automatically see a version of the site optimized to fit them.

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