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How Facebook’s latest changes impact inewsource’s content on your News Feed

How Facebook’s latest changes impact inewsource’s content on your News Feed

Earlier this month, Facebook Inc. announced its News Feed algorithm is changing to prioritize posts from friends, family and groups. The expected changes came after the social media platform was criticized for enabling foreign interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and contributing to the rise of false news stories. Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, addressed how the ... Read More »

Most popular inewsource Data Center posts in 2017

Most popular inewsource Data Center posts in 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, we’re highlighting our top five databases of the year, as measured by pageviews. In all, these databases include more than 12.3 million data points on topics ranging from education and specialized taxes to details about fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border. Much of this was possible due to the inewsource Data Center, which launched in ... Read More »

Most popular inewsource stories of 2017 — and the impact they made

Most popular inewsource stories of 2017 — and the impact they made

There was a lot of talk this year about “fake news” and the role of the news media in keeping the public informed. At inewsource, our stories are built on a foundation of in-depth reporting, documents and data. Accountability journalism takes time, persistence, precision and patience to get it right. As 2017 draws to a close, we’re looking back at ... Read More »

How one community clinic struggles <br \>with Medi-Cal doctor shortage

How one community clinic struggles
with Medi-Cal doctor shortage

Nearly one million San Diego County residents — that’s nearly one in three — are on Medi-Cal, the federal/state health plan for low income people, so it’s important that there are enough doctors willing to accept them as patients. But a new survey says the county  has a shortage of both primary care doctors and, especially, specialists who are willing ... Read More »

How many portable classrooms are there at your school?

How many portable classrooms are there at your school?

When a school district in California runs out of space and needs more classrooms, it typically has the option to put up a new building or to install a portable classroom. You’ve seen them, those familiar structures used as offices on construction sites. In this episode of the inewsource podcast we look at how those classrooms, often considered just temporary measures by school administrators, have become a permanent fixture at school sites throughout the county. This podcast is evolving and we want to know what you think. Comment on this post or email us and tell us what you like about the show, how we can make it better and what kinds of stories you’d like us to cover. In this episode reporter Leo Castaneda discusses portable classrooms with data journalist Joe Yerardi. Read More »