Lauren Easton is the media relations manager for The Associated Press.
Today the Associated Press announced an effort to expand public access to critical information and bring data journalism to a wider array of news organizations with $400,000 from Knight Foundation.
With the funding, AP will add additional data journalists to its team and increase its distribution of data sets that include localized information to thousands of news organizations. This expansion will lead to more collaborative projects with newsrooms across the country. AP will also establish and distribute data journalism best practices as an addendum to the 2017 Associated Press Stylebook, focusing on style, ethics and standards. Additionally, it will create an online portal where customers can download market-specific information.