Aiming to be useful and easy to use, Scout is a free tool for journalists and others to track policy as it's legislated and regulated. Read highlights of a live resource Q&A with Scout’s developer.
Posted by Emily Harris on August 21, 2012
Topics: Blog, Craft, Technology Tags: FOIA, Free Tools, Investigative Journalism, Policy, Reporting Tools
Kickstarting a fight against Washington State's "information ghettos" where "vast areas of the state are starved" of relevant local news. "The stakes go...to the heart of the democratic process."
Posted by Journalism Accelerator on August 14, 2012
Topics: Community, Education, Policy, Resources Tags: Digital Democracy, Information Needs, Journalism School, Local News, Policy, Report
Penetrate the lawmaking labyrinth with this tech-marries-mission tool from Sunlight Foundation. Cuts research time and brings custom state or Congressional bill tracking right to you.
Posted by Journalism Accelerator on June 27, 2012
Topics: Craft, Experiments, Resources, Technology Tags: FOIA, Free Tools, Investigative Journalism, Policy, Reporting Tools
Crack the IRS code on nonprofit status using this Q&A guide designed with publishers in mind. The Berkman Center’s Digital Media Law Project breaks down complex information into bite-sized bits.
Posted by Journalism Accelerator on April 6, 2012
Topics: Policy, Resources, Revenue Tags: Business Models, Citizen Media Law Project, Internal Revenue Service, Law, Legal, Nonprofit, Policy, Report, Startup
The other online publishing news association. Membership is pricey, but the site offers free, useful research on trends in advertising and technology. Representing the interests of publishers.
Posted by Journalism Accelerator on January 27, 2012
Topics: Craft, Policy, Resources, Revenue Tags: Advertising, Online Publishers, Online Publishers Association, OPA, Policy, Research
Providing “unbiased information on over 40,000 candidates and officials,” Project Vote Smart is an independent source tracking those “who govern or those who wish to replace those who do.”
Posted by Journalism Accelerator on December 5, 2011
Topics: Community, Education, Resources Tags: Campaign Finance, Congress, Data, Elections, Government, Policy, Public Information, Research, Tools, Transparency, Vote Easy, Voting Records
MPI goes deep and broad exploring how media innovation may best serve democracy with products to help inform policies that advance the public interest.
Posted by Journalism Accelerator on November 2, 2011
Topics: Community, Experiments, Policy, Resources Tags: Congress, Digital Democracy, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, FTC, Information Ecology, Media Policy Initiative, MPI, New America Foundation, Open Technology Initiative, Policy
A treasure trove of data to help you inform your communities; follow the Money is the only program in the nation that provides high-quality campaign spending data across all fifty states to further the public good.
Posted by Journalism Accelerator on October 3, 2011
Topics: Community, Policy, Resources, Revenue Tags: Accountability, Campaign Finance, Data, Finance, Free Tools, Investigative Journalism, National Institute on Money in State Politics, NIMSP, Policy, Political Spending, Transparency
Big fans of the First Amendment, Free Press supports our nation’s right to be informed. Advocates of the public good, their campaigns preserve and expand the possibilities for journalism.
Posted by Journalism Accelerator on September 21, 2011
Topics: Craft, Education, Policy, Resources Tags: Access To Information, Broadcast Partnerships, Change the Channels, Collaboration, Covert Consolidation, Independent Media, Josh Stearns, Journalism Policy, Media Advocacy, Media Justice, Media Ownership, Net Neutrality, Policy, Save the News
465 pages, 600+ interviews over 18 months: “Diagnosis is sound, but the remedies are lacking.”
Posted by Journalism Accelerator on August 26, 2011
Topics: Community, Distribution, Policy, Resources Tags: Access To Information, Civic Engagement, Digital Democracy, Information Ecology, Information Needs, News Entrepreneurs, Policy