SOPA Blackout Day led to a surge in opposition among members of Congress.
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.
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.
If you're trying to make your fixed-width site adaptive, there are some things you need to know about the viewport tag.
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.
Today we’re launching a new feature that lets readers work alongside ProPublica reporters—and each other—to identify key bits of information in documents, and to share what they’ve found. We call it DocDiver.
Embracing 'behavior design'—coupled with our preference for keeping our apps light on database writes—spurred us to integrate Facebook for our news app in a deeper way than we’ve done before.
Last week we announced TimelineSetter, our new tool for creating beautiful interactive HTML timelines. Today, after a short private beta with some of our fellow news application developers, we’re opening the code to everyone.
As far as we know, there are no good open source frameworks that web developers can use to generate timelines quickly without losing design flexibility. So we made our own.
A series of programming and technical guides on how we collected data for Dollars for Docs.
Public records, as a programming challenge, in our Dollars for Docs project.
Dollars for Docs Data Guide: A tutorial on several methods to convert PDFs to spreadsheets.
How to read data from Flash-based websites, part of our data-scraping guide for Dollars for Docs.
How to use the Google Refine application to make sense of imperfectly recorded data.
Dollars for Docs Data Guide: A tutorial on scraping HTML from websites.
Dollars for Docs Data Guide: A tutorial on converting images of tabular data to actual text for a spreadsheet.
Today we're releasing a new open source project called "Thinner."
On Oct. 8, we published an interactive comparing separate versions of the same court opinion in a lawsuit brought by a Gitmo detainee. Here's how we did it.