J+D Digest

Not all graphic designers live in Brooklyn and Google Maps knows all about your shed: J+D Digest

Journalists and designers tell stories, but we also read, listen, watch, play… So periodically we round up stories that the Journalism + Design team are looking at, listening to, and interacting with.

Believe it or not, not all graphic designers live in Brooklyn. Automattic’s John Maeda brings high profile mentorships down into the belly of coal country. (via Co.Design)

“Whether you have integrated communities or segregated communities, we have school segregation.” Nikole Hannah-Jones talks education equality with The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg. (via The Atlantic)

Google Maps knows the angle of the roof on your backyard shed, and other surprising insights from Justin O’Beirne‘s compellingly illustrated examination of the software’s current abilities (via Justin O’Beirne).

Most black families aren’t poor, so why do our media outlets lead us to believe otherwise? (via Newsweek)

Plus: Introducing innovative ideas to your variety starved newsroom is simpler than you think. (via European Journalism Observatory)

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