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Release Notes: Crowdsourcing FOIA inspiration with Muck.Rocks and the Assignment tool

Release Notes: Crowdsourcing FOIA inspiration with Muck.Rocks and the Assignment tool

We’ve officially unveiled Muck.Rocks, a new resource that provides daily FOIA inspiration. Part of the goal of the project was to explore new ways our Assignments crowdsourcing tool could be used to solicit, manage, and incorporate audience submissions, so we’re taking a look behind the scenes at how the site works.

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Sunshine Week 2019: Thanks to the transparency community, public records reporting is stronger than ever

Sunshine Week 2019: Thanks to the transparency community, public records reporting is stronger than ever

For Sunshine Week, we wanted to look at how public records has been behind some of the biggest headlines of the year, and how those stories can inspire a whole new crop of reporting. Sunlight may be the best disinfectant, but transparency is contagious.

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Heavy-hitting national reporting

Heavy-hitting national reporting

At the federal level, FOIA reporting tells the stories that matter.

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Light-hearted looks into the federal government

Light-hearted looks into the federal government

Thanks to some creative request ideas, FOIA helps puts the “fun” in “functioning democracy.”

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State-level stories that made an impact

State-level stories that made an impact

Transparency begins at home - all across the country, journalists are using state public records laws to hold agencies accountable.

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