Reforming Congress – Derek Willis, News Applications Developer at ProPublica (Part 1)

May 4, 2021   Matthew Chervenak

  • Congressional Reform
  • Video
  • 0:13 – Background
  • 5:15 – Discussing the mix of journalism, data analysis, and product development
  • 8:07 – “Covering Congress” in journalism
  • 11:48 – How do you write about it and who is your audience?
  • 15:53 – How does partisanship factor in to congressional reporting?
  • 18:48 – Have you seen any trends in the behaviors and motivations of journalists themselves?
  • 23:28 – On the data collection activities at ProPublica
  • 29:49 – On the challenge of transparency vs. privacy in Congress
    [End of Part 1]