Introducing The Public Accountability search project
The Public Accountability Project is a new site to search hundreds of millions of rows of U.S. transparency data for people, addresses and companies. To date, we've indexed federal and state campaign finance, nonprofit grants and employees, 527s, and some personnel records and voter rolls from states that probably won't sue. We'll be demoing the site, and looking for input on what public data you think should be added next.
Jacob Fenton is lead developer of The Investigative Reporting Workshop's Public Accountability Project. He's worked previously as Editorial Engineer at The Sunlight Foundation, as Director of Computer-Assisted Reporting at IRW, and as a reporter and editor in Pennsylvania. In 2015 he was a JSK Fellow at Stanford, where he worked on structured data extraction and machine learning.
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