Any DocumentCloud user can embed pretty much any set of documents on their site. It works whether or not the user’s own newsroom originally published the documents. This means that the Vancouver Sun can embed their ferry documents, and that any user can embed a set of documents matching a search for Scientology. Documents initially published by the New Yorker will open on newyorker.com while documents that were published by ProPublica will open there. Someone could also embed the complete set of public documents that match a search for former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich:
We’ve added plenty more tools to help newsrooms get the most out of DocumentCloud, too. A dozen different “How do I …” questions led us to dramatically increase the options available when users publish documents. Plus, a brainstorming session with American Public Media’s Andrew Haeg in the halls of this year’s Online News Association conference led to a tool newsrooms can use to share documents with reviewers outside of the newsroom.
Our users continue to help us make the most of the tools we’ve built, too. It’s been a few weeks since the unstoppable Chicago Tribune news apps team released dcupload, but the python script, written against our API, makes it a whole lot easier for DocumentCloud users to upload a great heap of documents in one fell swoop.