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On Kurds, Data, and the Press

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, July 15 2010

Evidence in support of the argument that the audience for open government data can, quite usefully, be the "mainstream media": an article in today's New York Times' on Americans profiting from Kurdish oil contracts that cites, and seems to draw considerably from, the Sunlight Foundation and ProPublica's Foreign Lobbyist Influence Tracker, which is itself based on scrubbed-up Department of Justice records.

Note: Our Andrew Rasiej and Micah Sifry are senior advisors to the Sunlight Foundation.