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Visualizing transparency: Comparing request processing times

Visualizing transparency: Comparing request processing times

Records requests can take anywhere between a few days to sometimes even years. But how much does the level of the agency impact how long you’ll have to wait? Eesha Pendharkar sifted through the last four years of our request data to find out.

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Visualizing transparency: A look through MuckRock's request data

Visualizing transparency: A look through MuckRock’s request data

MuckRock’s Eesha Pendharkar sifted through the last four years of our request data to create a series of visualizations of of what transparency looks like across the country.

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A Sunshine Week spotlight on MuckRock's data

A Sunshine Week spotlight on MuckRock’s data

One of the questions we get asked the most about the FOIA and public records process is how long you should expect to wait. While every agency and jurisdiction page on MuckRock has that average, we decided to dig a little deeper into our deeper into our data, and also make it accessible for everyone else.

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At The Eleventh HOPE? Join MuckRock Saturday night for a FOIA masterclass

At The Eleventh HOPE? Join MuckRock Saturday night for a FOIA masterclass

After an amazing time at HOPE X, MuckRock is back for more. Come share your FOIA wins and learn to use public records like a pro at our two public records workshops on Saturday, starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Paris breakout room.

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The exciting projects of the BuzzFeed FOIA Hackathon

The exciting projects of the BuzzFeed FOIA Hackathon

Last weekend, MuckRock’s Michael Morisy and Allan Lasser headed to a FOIA Hackathon hosted by the BuzzFeed Open Lab, bringing with them six years of our public records data - all 112GB of it. Here’s a run-down of some of the amazing things people did with it.

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