The MuckRock crew is heading to New Orleans for the Online News Association’s conference, and we’d love to see you! Come join us on Friday, September 13 for two events: DocumentCloud’s tenth birthday party at 4:30 pm, followed by a Hacks/Hackers cocktail hour at 6 pm.
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.
A little over a year ago, we launched our new Assignments tool to help crowdsource analysis large document sets. Since then, over 1,000 volunteers have helped newsrooms and nonprofits (including MuckRock) analyze over 10,000 pages of documents.
Mark Harris was getting tired of consumer reporting when he found a way to get great scoops to literally come right to him: Freedom of Information requests. Here our inaugural MuckRock Thiel Fellow shares the tips and tactics that helped him pierce the secrecy around Palantir and dig into other secretive tech companies.
Knight Foundation and Democracy Fund support MuckRock’s mission of improving access to public records
The Knight Foundation and Democracy Fund have announced $440,000 in support of MuckRock’s mission of making government more transparent and our democracy more informed.