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    4 Minute Roundup: Sunlight Foundation Tracks Money in Politics

    by Mark Glaser
    October 29, 2010
    Sunlight Foundation's director Ellen Miller


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    In this week’s 4MR podcast I talk with Sunlight Foundation’s Ellen Miller about their efforts to track down the biggest donors in this year’s election races. On Election Night, they will run their Sunlight Live platform that will give details on who has donated to whom as live video shows the winners and losers. Miller also talks about Sunlight’s recent $1.2 million grant from the Knight Foundation.

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    Listen to my entire interview with Ellen Miller:

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    Background music is “What the World Needs” by the The Ukelele Hipster Kings via PodSafe Music Network.

    Here are some links to related sites and stories mentioned in the podcast:

    Sunlight Foundation

    Sunlight Live on Election Night

    Sunlight Foundation to build ‘National Data Apps’ with Knight grant at Poynter

    10 Projects That Help Citizens Become Government Watchdogs at PBS MediaShift (2009)

    Sunlight Foundation Mixes Tech, Citizen Journalism to Open Congress at PBS MediaShift (2007)

    Also, be sure to vote in our poll about how social media is affecting politics:


    Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.


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