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Articles tagged: campaign finance

  1. How ProPublica Illinois Uses GNU Make to Load 1.4GB of Data Every Day

    By David Eads

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    The process for loading Illinois campaign finance data used to take hours. Learn how Make helped cut that down to less than 30 minutes.

  2. Competition Be Damned

    By Erin Kissane

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    Last Wednesday, the Trump Inaugural Committee’s FEC filing appeared on the FEC site in its horrible hand-delivered image-PDF glory. ProPublica’s Derek Willis noted its arrival on Twitter.

  3. Introducing Bedfellows

    By Nikolas Iubel

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    The financial relationship between PAC contributors and recipients can be difficult to divine from the information reported to the FEC. Bedfellows is a new Python library based on a model developed at The Upshot for understanding those relationships via several different measures.

  4. How to Build an App for 14 Member Newsrooms

    By Denise Malan

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    What INN’s newsroom technology team learned about inter-organizational collaboration while building Power Players, and what they’ll do differently next time.

  5. Chase Davis on fec-standardizer

    By Chase Davis and Erin Kissane

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    Chase Davis breaks down his fec-standardizer project and explains where it’s going next.

  6. Free the Files API + Q&A with Al Shaw

    By Erin Kissane and Al Shaw

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    ProPublica’s interactive data-analysis project gets an API, and Al Shaw answers our development questions about the making of Free the Files.

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