Nerd Alert #45: When you get knocked down…

Some links to help you get up again.


What we're reading this week

  Adam: A simple suggestion on how to begin to fix online advertising:design like you give a damn.

  Ben: This article about mobile-first css is pretty thought-provoking. And habits-changing.

  David: The Answer is No.

  Jack: The New York Times news morgue was safely tucked away in a sub-subbasement. What could possibly go wrong with that?

  Kaeti: Writing (and sharing our writing) helps us organize our thoughts and explore half-baked ideas.

  Ryan: Umair Haque explains how and why society's brightest minds arefailing to innovate in ways that really matter.

  Bert: Mmm, tasty.


Good jobs with good people

Today is the last day to apply to be a spring apprentice on our team. This is a great opportunity for student or recent grads to gain some experience, learn from some really smart folks (*ahem*) and work on projects that matter. All of our apprenticeships are paid and remote friendly.

Elsewhere, ProPublica is hiring a data fellow, Religion News Service has an immediate opening for a full-time Web Developer and Chicago Reporter is hiring a data editor.


This week's guest contributor

Our guest this week is Damon Sharp (@damonsharp), a developer at Alley Interactive.

This article from Carrie Dils resonated with me as it probably does with some of you, especially the “A Tale of a Job I Hated” section. It’s important to remember what the important things in your life are and determine how much of your time and energy you want to put into them. As I get older I try to take inventory on each aspect of my life and determine if I want to expend energy on it, is it important to me, and if I were to reflect back on that time spent was it worth it? If you know for sure it’s not, it’s time to make a plan to move on to something that fits those criteria. After all life is short. Don’t waste it on things that aren’t meaningful to you.


Work we admire by our journalism peers

A new project from the Center for Public Integrity helps you follow the money in the 2016 presidential race.


Gather ye rosebuds

LISTEN: The Gospel Clefs sing "Rise Up and Walk" (1959)

COOK: Celebrate fall by making some pickled crabapples.

GIF: We're never gonna keep you down.