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Wholesale Government: Open Data and APIs

We understand the temptation for the federal government to focus primarily on the “retail” side of government — i.e. delivering public goods and services directly to citizens. After all, in a democracy a government’s customers are also its boss. Getting retail right

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A Six Month Update on How We’ve Been Using Data, and How it Benefits All Americans

My team is helping federal departments and agencies as they work to ensure: (1) they are using data to benefit all Americans; and (2) they using the data available responsibly. Ensuring Data Science Benefits All Americans Good data science and

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Does Open Data Build Trust?

A story of Demond, police data, and his grandmother’s recycling bin Continue reading on Medium »

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Twelve Lessons for Creating International, Data-Driven News Collaborations

  A new paper by William E. Buzenberg, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (Spring 2015) and former Executive Director of the Center for Public Integrity, explores the need for and impact of international collaborations between news outlets. Buzenberg argues that although our

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Personal Democracy Forum 2015 Highlights

By Martin Maximino, Master in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, 2015 Kate Krontiris speaking at PDF15. The 12th Personal Democracy Forum (PDF) reunited public servants, scholars, activists, developers, journalists, and students in New York, NY on June 4 and 5,

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A New Front Door for the FOIA Request Process

By Nick Sinai Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow On his first day in office back in 2009, President Obama emphasized the importance of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) as part of a national commitment to open government. Over

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Open Government Progress — The Untold Story

By Nick Sinai, Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow and MaryBeth Goodman, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Continue reading on Medium »

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Government Website Performance as Open Data

By Nick Sinai Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow Continue reading on Medium »

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Will Geeks Save the World?

Will Geeks Save the World? By Aneesh Chopra and Nick Sinai Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellows A famous TIME magazine article in the 1990’s featured a cover with Bob Rubin, Alan Greenspan, and Larry Summers as “the committee to

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Transforming Healthcare Delivery through More Open Data

By Aneesh Chopra and Nick Sinai Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellows Continue reading on Medium »

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