Matt Dempsey is the data editor at the Houston Chronicle. He worked on projects involving wildfires, state pensions, and the chemical industry. His passion for public records frequently leads to disclosure of data from all levels of government. His series Chemical Breakdown won the 2016 IRE Innovation award and the National Press Foundation's "Feddie" award. His work was a key part of the Chronicle's Pulitzer Prize finalist entry for Breaking News.
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How 21 Newsrooms Pooled Funds for Texas Public Data
Together we spent thousands for important voter registration data—a collaboration model that you can use, too.Posted on
High fees for public data are a huge problem. Here’s how 21 newsrooms in Texas banded together to buy one $3,500 voter database.