Posts tagged 'Sunlight Foundation'
Reporter Michael Lawson, who continues to cover the economy for us as part of our “What Went Wrong” series, looks at the influence of innovative college engineering programs, and their potential impact on the growth of manufacturing in the country.
Lawson also branched out of his comfort zone last weekend when he participated in a “data fest” at Columbia University. Journalists, computer programmers and math wizards worked in teams to see if they could find, compile, analyze and then make more easily accessible databases related to government and campaign finances. Michael wrote about the challenges and the thrill of this ...
The future of efforts to make the federal government more transparent and access to federal information easier is a bit muddy at the moment, to say the least.
Funding for such sites as data.gov and usaspending.gov would be wiped out or sharply curtailed under some of the budget proposals being considered in Congress.
But access to information online would be greatly expanded under legislation introduced this week by Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., and Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont.
Israel and Tester introduced the legislation last year, but it went nowhere. Its key requirement is that all publicly ...
For all that's been said about the impending doom of the Internet's impact on journalism, today's Knight-Batten awrds luncheon at the Newseum was an example of all the good — no, great — that has come from online innovation.
The awards recognize the best efforts to encourage public participation in the news-gathering process, and this year's winners were the best of the best in crowdsourcing and open government.
As Ellen Miller, co-founder of the Sunlight Foundation, said during the luncheon "Open data encourages increased civic discourse."