Crowdsourcing to Make Public Files Truly Public

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Last week, Bill wrote two posts about the campaign to make local TV stations to upload advertising data to the Internet so that it is more accessible to the public. According to the Columbia Journalism Review, a similar campaign unrelated to the election was launched in 2010 by the New America Foundation (NAF) as part of their Media Policy Initiative. Reporter Alysia Santo interviews NAF media policy fellow Tom Glaisyer about the project in this post on the CJR site.

Push pin Columbia Journalism Review:Q & A: New America Foundation’s Tom Glaisyer

“I walked in, I asked the receptionist for the public files, and they directed me to a filing cabinet and offered to photocopy the items I wanted to take away. I paid 25 cents for each copy. It was very straightforward.” Read more »

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