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Mike Tigas is a News Applications Developer at ProPublica. He also works on tools for online privacy and the liberation of public data. He is a primary developer on Tabula (a data extraction tool for PDF files), Onion Browser (an anonymizing web browser for iOS), and CivOmega (an open search engine for public data). He was a 2013 Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellow and previously worked as a newsroom web developer at The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.).

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What Heartbleed Means for Newsrooms

What newsroom developers can do about the Heartbleed security bug.

The Price of an Internship

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How to Send Us Files More Securely

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Calculating ‘The Price of an Internship’

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Why Develop in the Newsroom?

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Everything That’s Happened Since Supreme Court Ruled on Voting Rights Act

See which states have enacted tougher voting measures since the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act.

Announcing the Nonprofit Explorer API

Today’s update to Nonprofit Explorer also includes a free-to-use API that developers can use to access the data behind Nonprofit Explorer programmatically.

Is the U.S. Government Behind “Torsploit”?

Nonprofit Explorer

Use our database to find almost 616,000 tax-exempt organizations and see details like their executive compensation, revenue and expenses, as well as download their tax filings going back as far as 2001.
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