Ben: Jenn Schiffer's essay about not policing code ecosystems makes a good point: it's not a good thing for coders or for code ecosystems if people get chased out for not meeting some arbitrary bar of worthiness.
Julia: The Schools of Journalism dives into the varying communities in the journalism industry, the “interesting” times we live in, and ways to approach the future.
No Office Hours next week — we're all attending WordCamp for Journalists in Denver. If you're in town, come say hi 👋 – and be sure to join us for Contributor Day on Saturday, 8/19, to work on the next Largo release!
WE MADE A THING
We’ve collected a partial list of sites using Largo in the wiki on INN/Largo. If you know a site that's not in the list, let us know!
August 17-19: WordCamp for Publishers.
August 18: Last day to apply for the Poynter-NABJ Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media.
September 29: Last day to apply for a Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowship.
Reveal's "What makes a sanctuary?" compares policies between different sanctuary cities and states.
The Coral Project just released a set of guides designed to help people in journalism improve their strategy, skills, and understanding for effective community engagement.
ProPublica and Public.Resource.org have added an additional 1.9 million electronically-filed Form 990 documents to the Nonprofit Explorer database, bringing the total to more than 3 million records.
The New York Times has open-sourced a text-message-based facial-recognition system for members of Congress. It's called Who the Hill.
GET A JOB
Center for Public Integrity is hiring a data editor in DC.
The Texas Tribune is hiring an interactive designer/developer.
Chalkbeat is hiring a digital producer.
LISTEN: The Preytorians 📻
WATCH: Surfers playing with a floating dock 🌊
Watching MP3s being copied is nowhere near as fun.