The day after the first story about public housing in Richmond, Calif., ran, residents crowded into City Council meetings to tell their stories of humiliation and infestation, and they haven’t stopped since.
As we explore ways that technologists and journalists can come together to bring about change and better inform the public, let’s review some key historical moments in what’s now known as data journalism.
A new story from The New York Times highlights a disturbing trend at Rikers Island: Violence has surged in the New York City jail, with use of force by guards jumping 240 percent in the past decade. That’s as the daily inmate population has declined by almost 15 percent over the same period.
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