MuckRock Foundation

MuckRock Foundation builds tools in support of a transparent and participatory democracy. Projects and services currently managed by the Foundation include DocumentCloud, MuckRock, FOIA Machine and oTranscribe.

MuckRock Foundation fiscally sponsors Outlier Media, The Sigma Awards, and The Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism. Staff photography provided by Bimal Nepal of Bimal Photo Studio or courtesy of the staff members.

Contacting MuckRock

Most support queries should be directed to either for MuckRock and FOIA request support, or for DocumentCloud support, so that they can be routed to the person best equipped to answer them. Inquiries about editorial collaborations are best directed to

MuckRock Foundation Staff

Photo of Michael Morisy Cofounder Michael Morisy is MuckRock’s Chief Executive Officer. He was previously an editor at the Boston Globe, where he launched the paper's technology vertical BetaBoston. He was a 2018-19 nonresidential fellow at Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri, a 2014-15 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University and a 2012-13 Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics Network Fellow at Harvard University. He graduated in 2007 from Cornell University with a degree in English. He can be reached at
Photo of Amanda Hickman Chief Operating Officer Amanda Hickman joined MuckRock in 2022. She was previously Managing Director and then Interim Executive Director of AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio, where she lead the organization's work on rights and fair practice. She has a long history working at the intersection of media, technology and civic participation. She directed BuzzFeed’s Open Lab for Journalism, Technology, and the Arts and has taught reporting, data analysis and visualization, and audience engagement at graduate journalism programs at UC Berkeley, Columbia University, and the City University of New York. She can be reached at

Technology Team

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Cofounder Mitchell Kotler is the site's lead developer and site architect. He is a veteran of multiple technology companies and startups, including AMD, Achronix, and eProvenance. He graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelors degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University in 2007, and earned a Masters Degree from Cornell in 2008. You can contact him at / PGP Key.

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Senior Developer Jim Kang is a veteran software engineer and artist. You can learn more about him at his web site. He can be reached at

Senior Developer Chris Amico is a journalist and developer based in Boston. At MuckRock, he works to maintain the DocumentCloud platform. He was previously a senior developer in USA TODAY Network’s storytelling studio and the interactive editor for Frontline on PBS. He was a cofounder and lead developer of Homicide Watch DC. A long time ago, wrote for small newspapers in California and still sometimes tells stories about it. He can be reached at

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Product Outreach Manager André Natta has worked in both hospitality and economic development in addition to journalism. He previously served as Resolve Philly’s project editor for Broke in Philly and as editorial director of the Lenfest Local Lab, a news product & UX team focused on innovation and housed within The Philadelphia Inquirer. André started and maintained the local independent news site, The Terminal, in Birmingham, Alabama for more than 10 years. A 2018 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow, he’s served as a columnist for the Poynter Institute and as a digital news producer for both the Southern Education Desk, a Corporation for Public Broadcasting funded regional journalism collaborative, and NPR member station WBHM. He’s board chair for the Tiny News Collective, an organization helping bring equity into the news and information ecosystem. He can be reached at

MuckRock's Open Source Fellow develops new add-ons, updates documentation of DocumentCloud add-ons and the DocumentCloud API, hosts trainings for both users and developers to get plugged into the DocumentCloud add-on platform, and recruits developers and organizations to use existing add-ons and develop their own in an open-source and collaborative way. Our Open Source Fellow can be reached at

Editorial Team

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Data and investigations editor Derek Kravitz works on MuckRock's accountability journalism projects with newsroom partners. He is also working on grant-funded initiatives through Columbia and Stanford's Brown Institute for Media Innovation, including the Documenting COVID-19 project. Previously, he was the research director at ProPublica and a reporter and editor at The Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press and The Washington Post. Kravitz is a two-time Livingston Award finalist and projects he edited or reported have won prizes from the George Polk Awards, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, the Online News Association, Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Deadline Club. He has also been apart of three teams that have been finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. He can be reached at

Photo of Dillon Bergin Dillon Bergin is MuckRock's data reporter. He uses data and public records to power investigative reporting. Dillon was a member of the Documenting COVID-19 team, a project funded by MuckRock and the Brown Institute for Media Innovation. Before that, he was a Report for America corps member with Searchlight New Mexico and a Fulbright Germany Journalism Fellow. He can be reached at
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Journalism fellow Betsy Ladyzhets is a science, health and data journalist reporting on COVID-19 and other public health topics through the Documenting COVID project. She also writes the COVID-19 Data Dispatch blog and newsletter, and freelances for outlets like Science News and FiveThirtyEight. Previously, she was a data journalist at Stacker and a volunteer at the COVID Tracking Project. She can be reached at

Photo of Karen Wang Karen Wang is a data reporting fellow at MuckRock through Brown Institute for Media Innovation. As a dual master’s candidate in Computer Science and Journalism at Columbia University, she practices data-driven, computational and visual storytelling for news. With a mixed background in investigative reporting and newsroom engineering, she previously worked with BuzzFeed News on investigative projects, built data visualizations at McClatchy and improved the source tracking system at Southern California Public Radio/LAist. She can be reached at

Support and FOIA Operations Team

Please direct any requests for assistance to Thank you!

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Customer Support Manager Miranda Carruth has worked in User Operations and Customer Support at Helm Services (a subsidiary of Stripe) and Uber where she focused on implementing policies and procedures that improved efficiency in order to provide a better experience for customers. Miranda takes a data-driven approach to deliver results and has a track record of exceeding benchmarks and KPIs. She graduated in 2016 from the College of Charleston.

Photo of Kiera Murray Senior Project Support Specialist Kiera Murray studied journalism at Emerson College and has worked as a community reporter for local publications in Boston. She currently works to make sure public records requests are sent, received, and fulfilled efficiently. She can be reached at
Photo of Adrien Salzberg Operations and Support Specialist Adrien Salzberg assists with customer support inquiries and processing public records requests. He graduated from Emerson College in 2019 and previously worked as a freelance reporter. He enjoys developing interesting FOIA projects and collecting bird facts.

MuckRock Board of Directors

MuckRock Board President Scott Klein is Chief Product Officer at THE CITY, the nonprofit news outlet in New York City, and was a co-founder in 2009 of DocumentCloud. At THE CITY he is responsible for overall product strategy and oversees the teams at the intersection of journalism and technology, including product management, engineering, interactive news and data reporting. Before THE CITY, he helped start ProPublica and founded its award-winning news applications and data teams.

Board Vice President Meredith Broussard is an associate professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University and the author of Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World. Her research focuses on artificial intelligence in investigative reporting, with a particular interest in using data analysis for social good. She is an affiliate faculty member at the Moore Sloan Data Science Environment at the NYU Center for Data Science, a 2019 Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellow, and her work has been supported by the Institute of Museum & Library Services as well as the Tow Center at Columbia Journalism School. A former features editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer, she has also worked as a software developer at AT&T Bell Labs and the MIT Media Lab. Her features and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, Slate, Vox, and other outlets.

Board treasurer Jim Neff is the deputy managing editor of Philadelphia Media Network. He has written five nonfiction books, including his most recent, Vendetta: Bobby Kennedy vs. Jimmy Hoffa. Previously he was investigations editor at The Seattle Times, where he oversaw the series “Methadone and the Politics of Pain," winner of the 2012 Pulitzer winner for investigative reporting.

Board secretary Freddy Martinez is a policy analyst with Open the Government. Prior to joining OTG, Freddy was founder and executive director of Lucy Parsons Labs, a police accountability non-profit. He is an activist, security engineer and technologist. He was previously a Mozilla/Ford Foundation Open Web Fellow at the Freedom of the Press Foundation.

Board member Jenny 8. Lee is co-founder and CEO of Plympton, a San Francisco-based literary studio that innovates in digital publishing. A former New York Times reporter, Jenny is a producer of “The Search for General Tso,” a documentary that premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, and the author of the New York Times-bestselling book, The Fortune Cookie Chronicles (Twelve, 2008). She is the founder of Emojicon and MisinfoCon.

As CEO, Michael Morisy serves as a non-voting ex officio board member.