Features related to transparency

  • October 31, 2013

    Investors are hungry for more information about the companies they invest in. Shareholders — the owners of the company — deserve to know where their money is going. Currently, it’s too easy for one person in corporate management to secretly spend company money on pet political projects. Disclosure would empower shareholders to engage in oversight and ensure that political expenditures are in the firm’s interest. And transparency helps investors avoid companies where corporate management consistently engages in risky political behavior. Continue reading

  • September 19, 2013

    When legislators don’t abide by the open-records laws they enact, then “the public’s right to know” is a slogan — not a reality. Continue reading

  • March 14, 2013 | Q&A
    Sunlight Foundation Executive Director Ellen Miller updates us on what's on the horizon in terms of government transparency and open data.
  • January 18, 2013 | Blog

    Big businesses helped cover the tab for Obama’s D.C. bash, but what might they want in return? Continue reading

  • June 7, 2012 | Q&A

    Micah Sifry and Andrew Rasiej of the Personal Democracy Forum discuss how the Internet can be used to fight dark money and protect democracy. Continue reading

  • April 18, 2012 | Blog
    In a speech in front of TV executives, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski criticized broadcasters for not wanting to make political ad buyer data available online.
  • January 20, 2012 | Q&A

    The Sunlight Foundation’s Ellen Miller on Super PACs, campaign finance transparency, and the value of new journalistic technology. Continue reading