Introducing The Public Accountability search project

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Jacob Fenton of Public Accountability Initiative
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 9 at 9:00am
  • Location: Del Mar
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

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. 

Speaker Bios

  • Jacob Fenton is the 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 for newspapers in Pennsylvania and California. In 2015/16 he was a JSK Fellow at Stanford. He's based in Portland, Oregon.

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