Transparency has never looked so good

The amount of attention the media has given the release of Sarah Palin’s emails by far outweighs the significance of the emails themselves. The Daily Show take down is on point. But the ability to display copious amounts of information in elegant ways continues to show promise for the future of journalism. Case in point: The Sunlight Foundation’s


Here’s a good window into what the AP’s Jonathan Stray did with the WikiLeaks data dump:

Investigating thousands (or millions) of documents by clustering from Jonathan Stray

(h/t Maria Popova)