It’s too hard for local journalists to access public records about policing, public health, government and other vital topics.

From its base at Stanford University, Big Local News tries to solve the problem by gathering data, building tools and collaborating with reporters.

The biglocalnews.org site also offers a free archiving service for journalists to store, share and publish data. Selected projects are preserved by the Stanford Digital Repository. An Industrial Affiliates program provides expanded opportunities to engage with the program and support its mission.

Leadership

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Support our work

Big Local News is funded through grants and donations. Please help support the project by making a donation at makeagift.stanford.edu. In the form, select School of Humanities and Social Science and specify Dept. of Communication, Big Local News project.

Partners

Big Local News is part of the Stanford Journalism and Democracy Initiative. The JDI founders would like to thank John and Laura Arnold for their generous gift in support of the Big Local News Project.

Big Local News also thanks the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, the Google News Initiative, and the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford for their significant contributions.

Big Local News partners with the Stanford Libraries, the Stanford Computational Policy Lab and the Accountability Project at American University.

Contact us

Address: 450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 120 Stanford, CA 94305

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: 650-498-2469