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Algorithm Tips – Find tips for stories on algorithms
This is a growing list of potentially newsworthy algorithms used by the U.S. government. As more decisions are influenced by algorithms, more algorithmic accountability may be needed. But where to start? Here, you can find algorithms warranting a closer look.
government  journalism  algorithm 
may 2017 by tysone
FBI seizes MegaUpload, loses opportunity | Ryan Greenberg
The significance of a website seized by law enforcement is heightened in light of the controversial SOPA and PIPA legislation currently being considered in Congress. Given the high stakes—the open exchange of information in a free society, government interference with the Internet—I feel compelled to let the people at the FBI know what I think.

Guys, this is embarrassing. Really amateur hour. Seriously, look at this again
government  design  ugly 
february 2012 by tysone
To address the ever-increasing amount of tools and data catalogs that are publicly available on NASA’s many websites, we have created this directory of publicly available datasets.
nasa  data  government  opengov  from delicious
august 2011 by tysone
The Problem of Washington Photo Coverage Goes Well Beyond Restagings
The government doesn’t make itself easy to cover. And limited news budgets may make government handout photos look like a bargain. But the public needs and deserves professional observers to make certain there’s truth in the space around the notes.
photography  government  semiotics  photojournalism  forsnd  from delicious
may 2011 by tysone
The Situation and the Story: Press Corps Parties While White House Makes History | The New York Observer
"Here is the deal," Mr. Banquet wrote. "We are not being holier than thou, or criticizing anyone who chooses to go. But we came to the conclusion that it had evolved into a very odd, celebrity-driven event that made it look like the press and government all shuck their adversarial roles for one night of the year, sing together (literally, by the way) and have a grand old time cracking jokes. It just feels like it sends the wrong signal to our readers and viewers, like we are all in it together and it is all a game. It feels uncomfortable."
nytimes  washington  journalism  government  from delicious
may 2011 by tysone
As government shutdown looms, 5 interactives explain the budget battle
As the possible government shutdown makes headlines this week, news organizations have been creating interactive graphics to illustrate information about the budget in ways that traditional narratives can’t.
nytimes  poynter  forsnd  visualization  government  budget  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
What would public broadcasting do with $178 billion? - War Room - Salon.com
Americans are convinced 5 percent of the federal budget goes to NPR and PBS. Tote bags for everybody!
npr  government  budget  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
In Hunt for Nazis, an Incomplete History - Interactive - NYTimes.com
A secret internal history of the Justice Department’s Nazi-hunting unit, the Office of Special Investigations, chronicles numerous hidden chapters in the office’s 31-year-existence. But a heavily redacted version of the report turned over by the Justice Department in response to a lawsuit deletes more than 1,000 passages in the report, including many of the most intriguing references. Here is a sampling of the original passages in the unredacted report, obtained by the New York Times, as compared with the deleted versions.
nytimes  projects  history  government  nazi  dc 
november 2010 by tysone
Influence Explorer
Type in the name of a COMPANY, your LAWMAKER, or a prominent INDIVIDUAL, and see how they're influencing the political system.
sunlight  transparency  government  data 
august 2010 by tysone
A hidden world, growing beyond control | washingtonpost.com
The top-secret world the government created in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has become so large, so unwieldy and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs, how many programs exist within it or exactly how many agencies do the same work.
journalism  washingtonpost  series  data  government  transparency 
july 2010 by tysone
Fund-Raising in the Most Competitive Senate and House Races - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com
House and Senate candidates were due to report their campaign finance activity during the second quarter of this year to the Federal Election Commission on July 15. Here is a look at the amounts raised and cash available as of June 30, 2010, for the contests rated as most competitive by The New York Times
projects  nytint  nytgfx  data  government  politics 
july 2010 by tysone
Taking apart the federal budget (washingtonpost.com)
Explore the various facets of the government's budget and see how revenues and spending have changed over time.
washingtonpost  visualization  economics  politics  government  taxes 
april 2010 by tysone
Government requests directed to Google and YouTube
We regularly receive requests from government agencies around the world to remove content from our services, or provide information about users of our services and products. The map shows the number of requests that we received between July 1, 2009 and December 31, 2009, with certain limitations.
transparency  data  google  government  censorship 
april 2010 by tysone
McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Senate Rules XXIX, Paragraphs 1-9: Confirmation of a Presidential Nominee.
"The President may, if he so chooses, divide his staff into two teams to complete the scavenger hunt. The winning team shall receive a pizza party."
hilarious  mcsweeneys  government 
april 2010 by tysone
Profiting From Iran, and the U.S. - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com
The New York Times identified 74 corporations that have done business both in Iran and with the United States government over the last decade, using corporate records filed with the Securities Exchange Commission, company Web sites, news accounts confirmed by interviews with company officials, and Congressional reports.
projects  iran  nytimes  investigation  government 
march 2010 by tysone
Budget Forecasts, Compared With Reality - NYTimes.com
Just two years ago, surpluses were predicted by 2012. How accurate have past White House budget forecasts been?
nytimes  nytgfx  amanda_cox  government 
february 2010 by tysone
Looking back, ahead at federal taxing, spending - USATODAY.com
This tax calculator will give you a rough idea of your federal tax bill — and where your tax money went — from 1940 through 2009.
couch  usat  visualization  government  taxes  money 
february 2010 by tysone
Sunlight Labs: Blog - Adobe is Bad for Open Government
So next week, Adobe's having aconference here to tell Federal employees why they ought to be using "Adobe PDF, and Adobe® Flash® technology" to make government more open. ... Here at the Sunlight Foundation, we spend a lot of time with Adobe's products-- mainly trying to reverse the damage that these technologies create when government discloses information.
adobe  government  transparency  foia 
october 2009 by tysone
Transparency Corps
Transparency Corps is the Sunlight Foundation's answer to the question, "How can I help?".
transparency  government  crowdsourcing  politics  activism  collaboration 
august 2009 by tysone
Variations in Government Aid Across the Nation - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com
As millions of people seek aid, they are finding a complex system that reaches some and rejects others for unpredicatable reasons. For six programs, The Times examined the share of needy people receiving benefits.
nytgfx  nytimes  welfare  government 
may 2009 by tysone
And The Winners Are… — Sunlight Foundation Blog
Judging our first Apps for America contest was difficult: 40+ solid, open source applications that solidly moved the ball forward in terms of opening government and providing new methods of communicating to our legislative branch.
innovation  accountability  transparency  government  data  journalism 
april 2009 by tysone
OpenSecrets | OpenSecrets.org Goes OpenData - Capital Eye
The nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics is putting 200 million data records from the watchdog group's 26-year archive directly into the hands of citizens, activists, journalists and anyone else interested in following the money in U.S. politics.
data  government  politics  transparency  journalism 
april 2009 by tysone
Know thy Congressman
"KTC" is a bookmarklet that displays an abundance of political and biographical information about current members of the Senate and House of Representatives. (Bravo Jeremy Ashkenas)
api  nytimes  javascript  bookmarklet  government  congress 
april 2009 by tysone
TransparencyCamp - Eventbrite
Convening a trans-partisan tribe of open government advocates from all walks — government representatives, technologists, developers, ngos, wonks & activists — to share knowledge on how to use new technologies to make our government transparent and meaningfully accessible to the public.
government  accountability  transparency  dc 
january 2009 by tysone
Budget Hero | Marketplace from American Public Media
impressive flash game, even it it's a bit hoakey at times.
economics  finance  flash  games  government  politics 
may 2008 by tysone
Wikileaks - Wikileaks
global defense of sources and press freedoms, circa now
wiki  government  activism  journalism  censorship  ethics 
february 2008 by tysone

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