How to use CDC data to report on gun deaths

Dan Keating of the Washington Post used the CDC Wonder database to explore the racial breakdowns of gun deaths. What he found challenges the idea of having a gun for protection — at least for some.

"A white person is five times as likely to commit suicide with a gun as to be shot with a gun; for each African American who uses a gun to commit suicide, five are killed by other people with guns."

Learn how to use the same CDC data to investigate causes of death in your area.

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Supervising Developer (FRONTLINE)

FRONTLINE is looking for a senior developer to oversee day-to-day digital operations of our website, our upcoming tablet application, and future mobile HTML5-based platforms.

Under the guidance of FRONTLINE's Assistant Managing Editor for Digital, you'll work with our digital technologist, senior designer and our digital editorial team to develop innovative editorial features and oversee support of existing infrastructure.

  • Work with digital team to conceptualize, develop, code, test and debug new innovative digital features
  • Assist in maintenance and improvements to existing Wordpress platform & plugins as well as a Node.js-based content management system
  • Work with external contractors to manage ...

Behind the Story: The Indianapolis Star’s probe into the billion-dollar deer farming industry

Ryan Sabalow

It’s like a gold rush. There’s money to be made, but the cost of those riches is a host of harmful, unintended consequences.

A recent Indianapolis Star investigation uncovered evidence linking lucrative deer farming operations to the spread of invasive lice and diseases such as bovine tuberculosis and chronic wasting disease in wild deer populations. The detailed story, told in five chapters each accompanied by a video, chronicles the rise of commercial deer farming from one Amish farmer with pet deer to the profitable industry that exists today.

“No one really saw this coming,” said Indianapolis ...

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A star player accused, and a flawed rape investigation

Yet another university community has been accused of denying justice to a female sexual assault victim in order to protect a star male athlete. The New York Times today chronicled the shortcomings of an investigation by Tallahassee police into a reported sexual assault in which Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston was the alleged assailant.

Police failed to conduct a proper investigation when the incident was reported, the Times found. Even after the accuser identified her attacker to the police, Winston was never interviewed and DNA evidence was not collected. By the time prosecutors began to investigate 11 months later ...

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Senior Data Journalist (BBC News)

About us

The Visual Journalism team is a new multi-platform unit within BBC News. The team brings together online designers, TV designers, developers and journalists to provide compelling visual coverage of the biggest and most significant stories.

We use our skill and creativity to engage and inform our audiences using information graphics, data visualisations, motion graphics and multimedia storytelling.

The team is looking for a creative data journalist (computer-assisted reporter) to boost its data journalism output as part of a new global data unit. The role is expected to make a major contribution towards the publication of award-winning cross-platform data ...

Data Journalist (BBC News)

About us

The Visual Journalism team is a new multi-platform unit within BBC News. The team brings together online designers, TV designers, developers and journalists to provide compelling visual coverage of the biggest and most significant stories.

We use our skill and creativity to engage and inform our audiences using information graphics, data visualisations, motion graphics and multimedia storytelling.

The team is looking for a creative data journalist (computer-assisted reporter) to boost its data journalism output as part of a new global data unit. The role is expected to make a major contribution towards the publication of award-winning cross-platform data ...

Mississippi Ethics Commission rules in favor of records request for text messages

The city of Tupelo, Miss. violated open-records laws by not providing the Daily Journal with text messages it requested last year.

The paper had requested the texts from the mayor's personal cell phone over the course of three days last October, when a city official resigned, the Journal wrote.

The Mississippi Ethics Commission all agreed that the mayor's texts were considered open records under state open records laws.

"'Any text message used by a city official in the conduct, transaction or performance of any business, transaction, work, duty or function of (the city), or required to be maintained ...

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Investigating the mental health system? We’ve got tips from a pro.

Tasked with reporting on mental health? Take a few minutes to listen to tips from Meg Kissinger of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Kissinger attended a recent Watchdog Workshop to talk about her series of award-winning stories investigating caregivers.

"We found people living in squalor," Kissinger said. "It really upset people." So how did she find them? She talked to people who had seen the worst of the worst. Listen to her explain the process:

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