DocumentCloud moves to Temple University

DocumentCloud will have a new home at Temple University under the leadership of Aron Pilhofer, one of the platform’s co-founders. Effective Aug. 1, DocumentCloud will be housed at an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit and operate in collaboration with Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication in Philadelphia. The organization has received $250,000 in new funding…

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Anthony DeBarros joins DocumentCloud as Director of Product Development

DocumentCloud is pleased to announce that Anthony DeBarros is joining our team as Director of Product Development. DeBarros joins DocumentCloud from Gannett Digital, where he was Director of Interactive Applications, leading a team that built data-driven interactives for investigations, elections and the Gannett platform as well as publishing tools for the company’s journalists. Before joining Gannett Digital, he…

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Washington Post, Marshall Project collaborate with DocumentCloud to make note embeds responsive

This post originally appeared on the DocumentCloud blog. On Aug. 3, The Marshall Project, a new nonprofit journalism organization focused on criminal justice issues, published an investigation in partnership with The Washington Post that revealed new evidence raising doubts about a high-profile Texas execution. Tom Meagher, data editor at The Marshall Project: Our reporter, Maurice…

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ProPublica releases open source version of Free the Files

The ProPublica News Apps team on Tuesday released Transcribable, an open source version of its Free the Files project, a web application that enabled the team to crowdsource a massive cache of campaign advertising spending documents. The open source version allows anyone with a DocumentCloud account to create their own application and start crowdsourcing their…

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