Poderopedia

Tides Center

Date Awarded
09/01/11
Amount
$200,000
Grant Period
09/01/11 to 11/30/13
Focus Area
Journalism & Media Innovation
Initiative
Knight News Challenge

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To create an editorial and crowd-sourced database that allows visualizing the relationships among political, civic and business leaders

To promote greater transparency in Chile, Poderopedia (Powerpedia) will be an editorial and crowdsourced database that highlights the links among the country’s elite. Using data visualization, the site will investigate and illustrate the connections among people, companies and institutions, shedding light on any conflicts of interests. Crowdsourced information will be vetted by professional journalists before it is posted. Entries will include an editorial overview, a relationship map and links to the sources of information.

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Project Team

Miguel Paz

Chilean journalist Miguel Paz works as assistant deputy editor of ElMostrador.cl, a news website about politics, business and public policy. He also teaches new media at the School of Journalism at Universidad Diego Portales. He is the creative director of Premios WAW!, Chile`s first online community voted award, and one of the creators of Hacks/Hackers Santiago.

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