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Today I added code to the Washington Post’s 2007 Presidential Field to show campaign events by type. I’ve joined Washington Post/Newsweek Interactive as a web developer (Python with Django) and this is my first code to go live.
I build and maintain website projects that support stories from the paper or play to the unique strengths of the web as a medium. As examples, Faces of the Fallen can be seen as an expansion of obituaries and the U.S. Congress Votes Database is a large database that wouldn’t work in print. There are several dozen of these projects. The two I just linked are the two largest and most-frequently updated, though most are small and not constantly updated after their initial launch. This team is experimenting a lot with what it means to do journalism on the web and I’m proud to be part of it.
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