Datafest Contest Prompts Journalists to Use Technology to Examine Money in Politics
March 29, 2013 | Grantee News | Strengthening American Democracy

Winning entries from a MacArthur-supported data-reporting competition included projects that created the first-ever searchable database of the federal government's daily spending, mapped campaign contributions from Silicon Valley tech firms, and applied data visualizations to Medicare spending. The Bicoastal Datafest was administered by the Sunlight Foundation in partnership with the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, Columbia's journalism school, and Stanford's graduate program in journalism.

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