How to make your campaign finance dataset useful year-round
Campaign finance data contains a wealth of data points about the local political power structure that can be used to monitor relationships, priorities and potential influences at any time of the year — not just during a campaign. Join us for a conversation about how we might meaningfully categorize and analyze political donor data in order to create a year-round backgrounding tool that reveals networks operating behind the scenes. We’ll compare and contrast the potential in this approach at the local, state and federal scale.
AmyJo Brown’s excitement for city and county budgets, committee meetings and dusty shelves of public records is matched only by her happiness in the day’s first cup of coffee. Co-founder of the Pittsburgh-based War Streets Media, AmyJo is an editor with more than 15 years experience as an investigative journalist specializing in local government coverage. @amyjo_brown
Sandra Fish is a data journalist specializing in politics. She's crunched numbers for The Colorado Sun, Colorado Public Radio, ESPN, and created a site to track political messages in 2018: http://ftm.copolitics.co/ @fishnette
Anu Narayanswamy is a data reporter on the Washington Post's political enterprise team covering money-in-politics and government accountability. @anu_narayan
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