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Brent Walth

27 June 2019

United States

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Fact-based, data-driven, and solution-oriented journalism can shift the media paradigm from asking “what” to asking “how.” Solutions journalism, known also as constructive journalism in Europe, focuses on data and evi...

The New York Times

Jose A. Del Real

24 June 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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FireMap is a new program that uses real-time data to predict the direction of wildfires. In Southern California, where the tool is being tested, there is a huge potential for positive impact - fires in California swep...

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Molly Fosco

20 May 2019

United States

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Across the United States, tech platforms and organizations are developing ways to use data in a way that decreases police violence. They range in purpose – one maps instances of police violence, while another publishe...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Allison Herrera

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8 May 2019

Washington, United States

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Ensuring that cases of missing and murdered indigenous women are counted requires collecting data. In US and Canada, many cases of missing and murdered indigenous women remain ignored by law enforcement. In response, ...

The New York Times

Courtney E. Martin

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30 April 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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In 2018, San Francisco county forgave $32 million worth of criminal justice administrative fees. These fees are issued to formerly incarcerated individuals upon release from prison, most of which are not employed and ...

FastCompany

Hallie Golden

26 February 2019

Washington, United States

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Collecting data in the moments after a natural disaster occurs is key to understanding their impact as well as increasing preparedness. When a disaster strikes, the RAPID Facility, a partnership between several univer...

Hakai Magazine

Alastair Bland

19 February 2019

Tasmania, Australia

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As climate change accelerates, there is a growing need for scientific data to track and respond to the changes in our environment. Unburdened by the stress of academia or funding, volunteer citizen scientists are step...

CityLab

Linda Poon

11 February 2019

United States

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Libraries serve as trusted stewards of information in the public domain. Looking beyond the traditional management of printed records and archives, libraries across the United States and Canada aim to make data sets r...

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Michael Hernandez

9 February 2019

Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States

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When it comes to meteorology, citizen science can be a powerful resource. In New Mexico and neighboring states, volunteers are collecting data that helps researchers and state agencies map rainfall patterns. Through C...

Governing

Katherine Barrett

Richard Greene

15 January 2019

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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States and localities are moving beyond traditional uses of geographic information systems, also known as GIS, and into a wide array of smart, dynamic uses of the burgeoning technology. In Cincinatti, city analysts ex...

Apolitical

Edward Siddons

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14 January 2019

Mexico City, Mexico

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As air pollution threatens health and lives around the world, several creative solutions have the power to transform this situation. By tracking air quality, improving public transit, and using creative architecture a...

Next City

Audrey F. Henderson

9 January 2019

Birmingham, Alabama, United States

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Successful public private collaborations promote civic innovations that add value to communities. Programs that bring together nonprofits, tech start-ups, universities, and city leaders are helping Birmingham, Alabama...

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Bill Kirkos

1 January 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Data-driven policing, higher rates of gun seizures, increased hiring and a focus on improving community trust have positively impacted Chicago police. For second year in a row, the city saw a drop in murder rates, sho...

The Colorado Sun

Tamara Chuang

10 December 2018

Denver, Colorado, United States

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PCL Construction is known in the construction industry for being innovative. Most recently, they have begun a push to integrate technology to modernize their company and the industry. By working with software engineer...

Hyperallergic

Emily Wilson

30 November 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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Installed throughout Oakland, Rosten Woo’s sculptures consist of bells that chime at quicker frequency the more particulate is present in the air. Through this means, Woo make air quality data visible and pushes for e...

Apolitical

Anoush Darabi

26 November 2018

Paris, France

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In France, a digital transformation is taking place. To lay the groundwork, the country passed the Digital Republic Act in 2016, which mandated local and central government to publish documents and public data, a sign...

Splice

Kiran Nazish

8 November 2018

Uttar Pradesh, India

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Originally developed as a tool for women in rural India to learn how to read and write, Khabar Lahariya has grown into an important outlet of Indian journalism. Covering events in small, rural communities whose isolat...

Apolitical

Anoush Darabi

7 November 2018

Cape Town, South Africa

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A startup called WhereIsMyTransport has helped cities create timetables and route maps of informal public transit. The group sends data collectors out to ride local minibus routes, for example, then organizes the info...

FastCompany

Rina Raphael

1 November 2018

Davis, California, United States

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A collaboration between pro-choice activists and tech workers is—in the face of increasing restrictive policy—creating access to services and information. Events like the Abortion Access Hackathon provide a means for ...

Flathead Beacon

Molly Priddy

31 October 2018

Helena, Montana, United States

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In Montana, officials are taking legislative steps to address the disproportionate number of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Among the bills being introduced is “Hanna’s Act,” which would give the Department of...

Politico Magazine

Erick Trickey

25 October 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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TransitMatters, a transit advocacy group in Boston, is using the power of data and innovative thinking to make Boston's public transportation better for residents. The group has been able to connect with local leaders...

Apolitical

Anoush Darabi

18 October 2018

Taiwan

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A community of technologists called g0v has produced open-source tools and redesigns of Taiwan’s public services. In collaboration with Digital Minister Audrey Tang, the group is helping citizens and civil society gro...

Logic Magazine

Nina Sparling

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15 October 2018

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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True to hacker form, an MIT team wants "open-source agriculture," a technology that takes food production back from big corporations and makes it widely accessible. To this end, the OpenAg community, comprised of code...

Devex

Nithin Coca

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27 September 2018

Jakarta, Indonesia

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Indonesia's fisheries are responsible for a significant portion of the country's gross domestic product and job market. The industry is also one of the most threatened outlets due to a history of abuses including ille...

Next City

Emily Nonko

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14 September 2018

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Leaders in Baltimore realized that improvements in food policy would be enhanced by more accurate language and more local activism. The Baltimore Food Policy Initiative brings together city agencies and uses data and ...

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