Last week, we released support for “flat pages” on DocumentCloud, which we use to host documentation, about pages, and more.
Over the coming months, we’re migrating newsrooms to the new version of DocumentCloud (don’t worry — you’ll get a notification before anything changes!). Along with the updated version of the site, we’re also moving to a new API. Anything you can do through the web interface you’ll also be able to do through the API, so we’re excited to see what kinds of new integrations you build.
We’re still hard at work putting more polish and finishing touches on the revamped DocumentCloud, but we wanted to share some major improvements now. Better yet, you can go ahead and try them out even without access to the beta.
We’re building new ways to directly fund local journalism with support from the Google News Initiative
Since the launch of MuckRock’s crowdfunding tools, over a thousand donors have pitched in over $50,000 to records fees for projects large and small, telling important stories across the country. We’re now expanding that program to offer better ongoing support for local journalism with improved ways to reward supporters.
Jennifer 8. Lee has been an informal advisor to MuckRock since the very beginning, so last week we made things official and welcomed the entrepreneur, publisher, producer, journalist, and emoji activist to the MuckRock Foundation board of directors.