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Apply for funding to help analyze, publish and preserve the world's most important documents

Apply for funding to help analyze, publish and preserve the world’s most important documents

Access to reliable information powers civic health and strong democracy, whether in shaping governmental response to global events or helping communities invest in a better tomorrow by understanding the impacts of budget and policy choices.

We want to fund your projects to analyze, publish and preserve the documents needed for an informed world

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We Moved! Here’s what that means for your public records requests

We Moved! Here’s what that means for your public records requests

When an agency’s records department sends responses via the postal service (affectionately known as snail mail), those communications, including acknowledgment letters, status updates and responsive documents, come to us for processing. That address is changing for the first since in 8 years, but we’re working to ensure a smooth transition.

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FFDW and MuckRock collaborate to bring DocumentCloud to the decentralized web

FFDW and MuckRock collaborate to bring DocumentCloud to the decentralized web

Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web (FFDW) has announced a major award to MuckRock, furthering our vision of being the public’s engine for understanding our world. FFDW and MuckRock are teaming up to integrate decentralized storage technology for DocumentCloud, our open source platform that currently hosts over 8 million verified documents. This collaboration will also expand our leading accountability and transparency tools to support a much wider range of use cases.

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MuckRock, USA TODAY and Documenting COVID-19 project win first place in National Headliners Awards for ‘Uncounted’ investigation

MuckRock, USA TODAY and Documenting COVID-19 project win first place in National Headliners Awards for ‘Uncounted’ investigation

MuckRock, the USA TODAY network and the Documenting COVID-19 project, a pandemic-era journalism project funded by Columbia University’s Brown Institute for Media Innovation, won first place in the 2022 National Headliners Awards for online pandemic coverage or project.

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Release Notes: Better looking article images, more shareable request templates, and DocumentCloud improvements

Release Notes: Better looking article images, more shareable request templates, and DocumentCloud improvements

The tech team has been busy working on improvements to both our FOIA filing platform as well as DocumentCloud, our document analysis and hosting tool. For MuckRock, we gave a nice graphical bump to our article images — doubling the resolution — and fixed a bug that prevented sharing cloned request links with logged-out users. With DocumentCloud, the incorrectly labeled “rotate” button now does what it says on the tin. Plus: More localized versions coming soon!

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