Website Wednesday

Website Wednesday is an occasional feature in which we highlight one (or a couple) of sites from the Billions floating around the Intertoobz that just might help you with your Herculean task of educating inquiring minds. Any and all suggestions for future editions are welcome.

You might recall the article on Immigrants and temp work that I linked to a few weeks ago. It was published on today’s featured Web site, ProPublica–they describe themselves as an “independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.” They go on to say, “Our work focuses exclusively on truly important stories, stories with “moral force.” We do this by producing journalism that shines a light on exploitation of the weak by the strong and on the failures of those with power to vindicate the trust placed in them.”

I can think of a few people who might blanch at the squishiness of some of those terms, but as you can see from this list of stories, they pick interesting subjects to explore, use interesting visual representations of data, and quality writing and story-telling.

It’s well worth a few minutes, and you might even want it in your list of bookmarks. Good stuff.

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