In order to increase transparency in elections, this project will implement new data standards with an open API to provide for near real-time election data access and reporting.
To enable the creation of online sites that graphically display local data by neighborhood
Making it easier for residents to register and create new businesses by building open source software that governments can use to simplify the process
To increase access to local information and strengthen rural newspapers technical expertise by using the OpenBlock system to aggregate and publish local, municipal data.
To clearly show how modern technology can increase access to the courts with a pilot in the Quincy District Court in Massachusetts
Launching a public policy simulator that helps people visualize the impact that public policies like health care reform and school budget changes might have on local economies and communities
To support the Nexus Global Youth Summit, with the goal of engaging more wealthy young people in media and community information philanthropy.
To help journalists find stories in large amounts of data through a new tool that finds patterns in and visualizes document sets.
Own Local sells digital media services to small and medium businesses (SMBs) in partnership with local news publishers, enabling publishers to leverage their local brand and provide a one-stop shop for SMB digital services and improving revenue for small and regional publishers in particular.
Making state and appellate court documents freely available and useful to journalists, scholars and the public, by providing straightforward summaries of decisions, free audio recordings and more
To help news organizations better use public information by creating PANDA, new software that cleans up and aids in analyzing it.
To expand public affairs programming on public television by better connecting PBS to the citizens it serves through a highly interactive PBS Engage web site, and using the results of that effort as a catalyst for change within the system, transforming pu