Dr. Irene Wu, a researcher at the Federal Communications Commission, is seeking feedback from journalists that would help with the agency’s Future of the Media project.
Wu is compiling a list of datasets that investigative reporters would like to have. This would be ideally be data that is supposed to be public, but in practice is difficult to get in searchable electronic format.
Wu wants to understand not just which types of government data are in demand but what kinds of problems reporters are encountering in trying to obtain data. FCC cannot compel the release of data, but the agency could make recommendation on how to improve the situation.
To submit your government data wish list and complaint list, e-mail Irene Wu.
2010-06-08 00:16:59 UTC