Monthly Archives: April 2012

We’re getting up to our elbows (or deeper) into data. Anything you want to see?

Over the past few weeks we’ve been beefing up our online offering of raw data in various forms — searchable spreadsheets, lists, interactive maps and more. When you have a few moments, take some time and check out what’s there … Continue reading

Posted in Online records | Leave a comment ‘FCC about to require TV stations to put public records online’

Poynter reports that an FCC vote is scheduled for next week. Check out the YDR’s involvement, with ProPublica, in an effort to make those records public.

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Who’s buying political ads on TV? Help us, and ProPublica, find out and make the info public

A post on Bill Moyers & Company titled “FCC chair blasts broadcasters as being against transparency and journalism”┬ásounded interesting enough, and then when I checked it out, I said: Hey, we know something about that. The post reports on the … Continue reading

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Daily Record/Sunday News’ open records efforts win major statewide award

We were happy to find out earlier this week that the York Daily Record/Sunday News won this year’s John V.R. Bull Freedom of Information Award for its coverage of right-to-know issues. The award is one of a few “specialty awards” … Continue reading

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Why, why, why do agencies insist on doing this?

Bit of a stream-of-consciousness post here, but … I recently talked to a reporter who is filing an appeal of a rejected right-to-know request. The information we requested is public — not only is it presumed public based on the … Continue reading

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