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“There’s all this information sitting out there that everyone has access to, but nobody has any idea that it’s even there. That’s the basis of the project.”
Data obtained through a FOIA request, for instance, gave a Colorado Springs Gazette reporter the “confidence to do something bigger.” The end result: a Pulitzer Prize-winning series.
“Our hope is that we’ll be able to help those folks who need financial support to be able to bring on these cases that are really important for the press.”
MuckRock is also debuting project pages that will highlight groups of FOIA requests and let users follow specific stories.
Upon the announcement of her retirement, Miller reflects on her time as executive director of the Sunlight Foundation, which she founded in 2006.
A well-intentioned attempt to shield the families of shooting victims “may have grave consequences for the future of the state’s transparency.”
Assumptions about government openness vary from country to country. Here are a few lessons a cross-national perspective can bring to the open data movement.