Last week was quiet, with most of the focus on behind-the-scenes DocumentCloud work, but we did push two changes: disabling some faulty automated portal integrations and fixing some admin functionality that helps us more quickly resolve a variety of issues.
Last week, we fixed up some local dev environment quirks and rewrote the instructions so it’s easier to play around with MuckRock’s code on your local device. We also fixed up some minors bugs, such as non-functioning profile page buttons.
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.
Last week, we pushed some new bulk editing features to the Assignments crowdsourcing platform and fixed some dastardly bugs.
Last week, we pushed some major changes to how we handle payments, now letting you see when a particular check is cashed. We also made a number of improvements to Assignments, including more design flexibility and the ability to make user submissions public.