What's in the air?: An illustrated explainer of particulate matter

What’s in the air?: An illustrated explainer of particulate matter

Fine particulate matter is responsible for an estimated 5% of all premature deaths in Chicago. What is it and where does it come from?

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Chicago's air pollution hotspots: New sensor network reveals neighborhood air quality disparities

Chicago’s air pollution hotspots: New sensor network reveals neighborhood air quality disparities

Chicago’s air pollution hotspots: New sensor network reveals neighborhood air quality disparities

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What we did to analyze Chicago's air pollution hotspots

What we did to analyze Chicago’s air pollution hotspots

What we did to analyze Chicago’s air pollution hotspots.

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The KAPIKILL Files, chapter 1: FBI files reveal the inside story of the 1982 assassination of a Turkish diplomat outside Boston and the hunt to find his killers

The KAPIKILL Files, chapter 1: FBI files reveal the inside story of the 1982 assassination of a Turkish diplomat outside Boston and the hunt to find his killers

Newly-released FBI records show U.S. law enforcement identified the young man in the blue jogging suit who shot and killed Orhan Gündüz in May 1982, along with his associates in an Armenian terrorist group. But no one was ever charged for Orhan’s murder.

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Michigan’s child care crisis is worse than policymakers know. We want to hear from parents and providers about it.

Michigan’s child care crisis is worse than policymakers know. We want to hear from parents and providers about it.

In 2021, there was a net loss of 735 childcare providers statewide. A $1.4 billion pot of federal relief money is being used to help. But experts say the child care industry will likely worsen, making it harder for Michigan families and the state economy. We want to hear about how Michigan’s childcare crisis is affecting you.

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  • FOIA 101: Tips and Tricks to Make You a Transparency Master

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    Whether it's your first request or your first request *today,* it never hurts to go over the basics. MuckRock's compiled a lot of FOIA advice over the years, and with this project, it's all in one place.

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  • U.S. Officials Response to COVID-19 in the Navajo Nation

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    In partnership with the Indigenous Investigative Collective and the Native American Journalists Association, we're building investigative journalism infrastructure in Indian Country by supporting networked reporting on COVID-19.

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  • DockIns: Machine Learning on Deadline for Journalists

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    As journalists dealing with data and document sets, we find that the most interesting information is usually hidden in large, unstructured, and incomplete sets of documents. Especially information in public contracts: what the government is buying, how much money is being spent, and who are the suppliers. To answer these questions, four media organizations — La Nacion, CLIP, Ojo Público, and MuckRock — joined forces under the JournalismAI Collab and experimented with different machine learning tools and techniques in order to build a platform that helps investigative reporters understand and process unstructured documents to get useful insights.

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