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Release Notes: A brand new home for crowdsourced projects

Release Notes: A brand new home for crowdsourced projects

We’ve launched a new homepage for MuckRock Assignments, our crowdsourcing tool that let’s you contribute your time, expertise, and curiosity to a journalistic investigation.

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Untested rape kits remain a nationwide failure of criminal accountability

Untested rape kits remain a nationwide failure of criminal accountability

For more than two years, MuckRock, through our Counting the Uncounted project, has been helping individuals learn more about the backlog of SAEC kits in their own towns. Hundreds of people have responded to the call to bring local accountability to the unprocessed kits sitting in or destroyed by their local law enforcement agencies. And submissions to our feedback form have helped to bring real attention and change.

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Share your experience with DeKalb County, Georgia's water service

Share your experience with DeKalb County, Georgia’s water service

The Department of Watershed Management provides water service to more than 700 thousand people in DeKalb County, Georgia. Many of them have suffered the system’s failures in the last decade. Are you one of them? Let us know.

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What does a good FOIA acknowledgement letter look like? Let us know!

What does a good FOIA acknowledgement letter look like? Let us know!

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been doing some one-on-one user testing to better understand what is most helpful for requesters when receiving an acknowledgement letter. Alongside those individual tests, we wanted broader feedback, including from both experienced and novice requesters. Help out by answering a few questions about a mix of federal and local acknowledgement letters.

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Explore the Department of Defense’s list of received FOIA requests

Explore the Department of Defense’s list of received FOIA requests

The U.S. Department of Defense reported receiving more than 57,000 Freedom of Information Act requests across 33 components last year. Want to know what these requesters were looking to get? Check the FOIA log.

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