Author Archives: <span class="vcard">Mandy Hofmockel</span>

Public data apps diseminate difficult to obtain data

Panelists for ONA’s Creating Killer Apps with Public Data told an audience of about a couple hundred Saturday morning that easy-to-read apps can help citizens learn about and better understand their communities.

Investigative non-profits booming

Charles Lewis, founding executive director of the Investigative Journalism Workshop at American University, issued a new report by the university about a growing number of non-profit, investigative journalism outfits across the country.
The report examined the financial transparency of these organizations, whether that information is publicly available and the demographics of non-profit employees. Subjects included 60 non-profits, thirty of which were started in the last four years.
“They seem to be proliferating like rabbits,” Lewis said.