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“We were able to demystify this black box, this algorithm that had very scary connotations, and break it down into what ended up being a very simple linear model.”
“We think of this as a perfect use case for journalism — finding real, good information and displaying it back to the public.”
“At the end of the day, this is also a way for us to demonstrate to the outside world and our funders that we’re not just going to walk around and ask people for money all of the time.”
The Lens has reduced staff and altered coverage plans after a donor and foundation cut funding for the local news nonprofit.
The projects will open up government contracts, build conversations around education data, and help grow a news sharing service for rural papers in New Mexico. Justin Ellis
“When you start creating more local content, the audience expects that content to be better.”
By recruiting freelancers into an organized corps with a targeted mission, The Lens has improved oversight and accountability on charter school boards.
The Philly-based startup has set up shop in Baltimore, and is eyeing other cities.
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