What we're reading this week
Ben: Is it safe to start using CSS Grid? Rachel Andrew, CSS Working Group invited expert, argues yes.
RC: I’m really excited to check out Alley Interactive’s Voice WP project.
Julia: The News Media Alliance has called on Congress to allow publishers to negotiate collectively with Google and Facebook – get more details from the New York Times and the Atlantic.
Kay: INN is a fully remote team, so we’re always looking for new ways to improve our productivity across time zones. The team at Hanno put together a fantastic Remote Starter Kit and we’ll definitely be adopting a trick or two.
Inndy: I’m a robot (or a puppet, depending on your interpretation of my life), so what I’m about to link to doesn’t apply to me. I’m willing to bet it applies to most of you who are reading this email, though. You’re probably a human, probably using software that probably lives outside your body. You may not have written it, might not own the box it runs on, might not even have paid for the use of the software. But that software is still part of you, right? Give the Universal Declaration of Cyborg Rights a read, and then refresh yourself on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Stop us if you've heard this one before
We interrupt your regularly-scheduled newsletter to inform you that the INN product and technology team has a new brand! Now known as INN Labs, we’re still the same nerds you know and love. Check out our new home at labs.inn.org.
WE MADE A THING
Our projects, manifest
We've built a WordPress plugin to make using the Knight Lab storytelling tools easier. Now anyone can begin using these tools in WordPress without any coding skills!
Timeline, StoryMap and Juxtapose get oEmbed support, while Soundcite gains a shortcode. Read more about it.
Stay in the know
Last Call registration for the NABJ Annual Convention is open until July 19.
Registration for the AAJA National Convention ends July 19.
Apply for the Grist fellowship program by July 31.
Work we admire by our journalism peers
Public Source launched Small Town, Pennsylvania, a beautifully illustrated multipart look into what life is like outside of the big cities.
GET A JOB
Good jobs with good people
IRE is hiring a training director.
The Marshall Project is hiring a senior investigative reporter.
The Center for Public Integrity is hiring an audience engagement editor.
SOME OTHER STUFF
Gather ye rosebuds
LISTEN: Human After All.
WATCH: Google DeepMind learning to run.
DRINK: Roasted-peach lemonade.
The world's longest-burning light bulb.