California Civic Data Coalition advances in Knight News Challenge
By Ben Welsh •
Good news. Our open-source effort to decode California's campaign cash database advanced to the second round of the Knight News Challenge. We are one of 45 semifinalists selected from a pool of more than 1,000 applicants.
Next we expand our proposal and if the Knight Foundation likes it we win funding to hire a computer programmer to push things forward. If you're interested, give our application a read and let me know below how you think it could be improved.
If you have any thoughts you'd like to share privately you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you think you are the coder we should hire if we get the money, definitely reach out.