Craig Newmark on Distributed Earmark Hunting
One of my heros, Craig Newmark, has this to say about this Exposing Earmarks project:
This has significance beyond exposing a little corruption, it’s a next step in a process where professional and citizen journalists work together to expose bad guys.
Thanks Craig! And if you blog about this, send it to us!
We’re sitting here at the Sunlight offices discussing how to do this better next time, because this is just the beginning — how to create a good network of people for ongoing investigations like this one, investigations that have lots of hurdles and empty answers, but are still critical to pursue.