Tag: councilpedia

by Gail Robinson

It’s been a month since Gotham Gazette launched its Councilpedia project to monitor city elected officials and track money in local politics. (To read our earlier entry on Councilpedia, go here.) In those weeks, we’ve learned a lot about what people like and don’t like about the service. This information will help us improve what […] more »

by Gail Robinson

More than two years since the idea first began buzzing in our collective brains, Gotham Gazette finally launched its Councilpedia site last week. Councilpedia, funded in part with a News Challenge grant from the Knight Foundation, is a unique new tool that will let people track the influence of money in New York City politics […] more »

by Gail Robinson

Barely two decades into the digital age, we take online media for granted. So much is so easy and convenient — at our fingertips — that we can forget technology can only do so much. Then we come up with a great idea that leaves us with the challenge of how to successfully push the […] more »

by Gail Robinson

Over the last several months, Gotham Gazette has made major strides on its Councilpedia project, which will help New Yorkers keep tabs on their local officials and share their knowledge with others. Over the last year, the project has evolved and — we think — improved from our original plan. Currently we have a pilot […] more »

by Gail Robinson

Most of us have become so used to being able to do so much online that is comes as a surprise when we want to do something and can’t find the tools to do it. That’s the situation confronting the Gotham Gazette staff as we move forward with our Councilpedia project that will use crowdsourcing […] more »

by Gail Robinson

As Gotham Gazette gears up to launch a pilot version of its Knight-funded Councilpedia project, we are confronting a number of interesting issues. To step back first, though, Councilpedia will provide information about New York’s 51 City Council members and two citywide elected officials, including their campaign finance information, the bills they introduced, and the […] more »