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Help document the state of open data and journalism in 2018

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In 2018, we're collaborating on an ambitious new international research project that's assessing the state of open data across a range of issues and themes, culminating in a book that will be introduced at the 5th International Open Government Data Conference in Buenos Aires in the fall of 2018. Please weigh in on all of the history, events, research, organizations, data-driven journalism projects, and other details we missed in our first draft, and get involved in the 21 environment scans that are underway.

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A web of accountability for Trumpian conflicts

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As Sunlight continues to catalogue conflicting presidential conflicts of interests, we’re driven by a collaborative vision that includes amplifying the great accountability reporting we see on social media and on our blog to bring attention to major developments. Here are some of the projects we’re tracking. If you notice something we’re missing, please let us know at conflicts@sunlightfoundation.com.

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Navigating the new landscape of transparency and journalism

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transparency in politics and the mediaThe intersecting worlds of big data, transparency and journalism are changing rapidly. Need a roadmap to the new terrain? Fortunately, the University of Oxford has teamed up with the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism to produce a new volume: Transparency in Politics and the Media: Accountability and Open Government. The volume brings forth a star-studded line-up of journalists and academics to give the latest and greatest lay-of-the-land for those who want to get up to speed on what’s what. Though there’s no substitute for reading all the contributions, I’ve tried to distill some of the highlights and big picture “here’s where things are heading” insights into the three big areas the book covers: big data, transparency and journalism

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