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Journalism: Big Local News data collections

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Big Local News

The Big Local News project is part of the Stanford Journalism and Democracy Initiative. The aim of the project is to collect, process and share U.S. government information and public records data that is difficult to obtain and analyze. Through partnerships with local and national newsrooms, the Big Local team collects, cleans, normalizes, and aggregates local data for wider comparisons across, cities, counties and states. This project examines a wide range of issues including criminal justice, housing, health and education for accountability journalism.

Stanford Libraries is working closely with the Big Local News team to archive data that is collected, cleaned and analysed by Big Local News. 

Big Local News data collections archived as of Sept. 2021