Last week, we introduced a new question type for Assignments crowdsources: Checkbox groups, that allow you to offer a variety of choices and let users pick as many (or as few) options as they’d like. We also began deprecating an experimental database feature.
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.
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.
Today, Food & Water Watch and MuckRock are announcing a joint project to identify and shed a light on efforts to privatize the country’s public water systems. The organizations will be submitting public records requests to the largest water systems in the United States - from Puerto Rico to California and in between - looking for the latest corporate attempts to absorb community water supplies into their revenue streams.