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MuckRock

the easy way to request, analyze & share government documents

Background

MuckRock is the web's best way to file, track, and share public records and Freedom of Information Act requests. The site has helped file over 19,000 requests, helping release over 800,000 pages of government records on subjects ranging from government spending and domestic surveillance to public safety and what Americans think of broadcast television.

Description

MuckRock is an independent investigative news site and public records tool, helping journalists, researchers, and the public access and understand government data. It operates in all 50 states and has done in-depth investigations into everything from domestic surveillance to the private prisons system. MuchRock is the easy way to request, analyze & share government documents, making politics more transparent and democracies more informed.

Impact

As MuckRock has continued to expand its services to include crowdfunding, collaboration, and other key features, it has become the go-to transparency resource for not only individual journalists and researchers, but groups ranging from major digital media outlets to documentary producers to those looking to effect positive change in their cities, states, and nation. MuckRock requests help drive the national conversation on issues of importance to every American. Up to now more than 4,500,000 people have read requests on our site.