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Rating database pages

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ASNE’s Freedom of Information Committee has been studying how newspapers  make data available to online readers. The new report, by Pete Weitzen and Nora Paul, offers good examples across the country and its own sortable database on good databases.

Weitzel and Paul spotlight “…a dozen database pages that impressed us and that we believe provide good models. We also highlight some of the more interesting, useful and unusual individual database features we came across, and point to several media sites that have done a particularly good job presenting open records resources and freedom of information links.”

Among the dozen examples are data pages at the Arizona Republic, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Roanoke Times, Sacramento Bee, St. Paul Pioneer Press — overall a good range of newspaper sizes and diverse communities.


Written by mroberts8

February 2, 2010 at 6:27 pm

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