8=Democracy

Fuck It, We’re Launching a Data Journalism Site

They said it couldn’t be done. They said it was logistically impossible—we were “students” with “work to get done”. They said we were just a “minor college humor magazine” and that we “didn’t even have a Wikipedia article.” How were we supposed to create the data journalism site that makes the next big splash in the world of being whatever nerds read these days?

By, I don’t know, data journaling, that’s how. And we did it. We journaled that shit. And we’re here to present our findings to you. Here’s what we got so far. First step, we built a homepage for the whole project to collect all of our work. Then we sat around for a while dreaming about how cool it would be if we had something to put on the homepage, especially ’cause it’s election season right about now.

When we woke up this morning, there were a few articles on the site, just roaming around. How did they get there? What are they about? How are they not covered in mold right now? Why are you asking us all these questions?

Hop over to the homepage to find out. We’re launching with four articles, but the homepage should be updating with more content as the election draws nearer.

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