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Brian Jacobs

Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellow

Brian Jacobs was a Knight-Mozilla Open News Fellow at ProPublica. He previously worked at Azavea (Philadelphia, Pa.), designing geospatial and civic applications. He also helped develop a web-based data processing platform for the MIT Senseable City Lab (Singapore), to transform and visualize city-scale data streams.

Louisiana’s Moon Shot

The state hopes to save its rapidly disappearing coastline with a 50-year, $50 billion plan based on science that’s never been tested and money it doesn’t have. What could go wrong?

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.

Losing Ground: Southeast Louisiana is Disappearing, Quickly

Scientists say one of the greatest environmental and economic disasters in the nation’s history -- the rapid land loss occurring in the Mississippi Delta -- is rushing toward a catastrophic conclusion. ProPublica and The Lens explore why it's happening and what we’ll all lose if nothing is done to stop it.

Chart: Trauma Hospitals Fail to Screen for Civilian PTSD

A growing body of research shows injured civilians, particularly those injured as a result of violence, are developing PTSD at rates comparable to veterans of war. But many hospitals are doing little to address the problem. We asked 21 top-level trauma centers in cities with the nation's highest murder rates whether they screen injured patients for signs of PTSD.

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