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Release Notes: New Assignment question type and sunsetting our data tool

Release Notes: New Assignment question type and sunsetting our data tool

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.

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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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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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Help explore Judi Bari’s 3,000+ page FBI file

Help explore Judi Bari’s 3,000+ page FBI file

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has released more than 3,000 pages of its files on the activist and Earth First! organizer Judi Bari, with more on the way. We need your help going through it.

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Food & Water Watch and MuckRock join together on a water privatization FOIA project

Food & Water Watch and MuckRock join together on a water privatization FOIA project

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.

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