Jeremy B. Merrill is a former news apps developer at ProPublica, concentrating mostly on Congress data and our Represent app. Before joining ProPublica, he worked at The New York Times, building tools for journalists and using computer code to report on political Facebook ads, trains and online legalese. Before that, he worked at ProPublica as a fellow.
We’re using data to track the things Congress talks a disproportionate amount about every week.
Senators held Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to account today, grilling him while often citing our investigations. You can help keep Facebook accountable, too.
It can seem like lobbyists run Washington from behind the scenes. But who they’re working for and what they’re lobbying on are not secrets. Use this database to keep an eye on what they’re up to.
We’ve made it easier to sift through thousands of lobbying registration disclosures. Here’s a guide for journalists, researchers and citizens looking for stories in the data.
We keep training machine learning models on Congress. Find out what this one learned about lawmakers’ top issues.
Want to know what distinctive topics your members of Congress are concerned about? Represent’s got you covered.
Download information on every bill introduced in each session of Congress, in a single file, with our new bulk bill data set.
We’ve added new features to our Represent project, including full-text bill search, and a way to keep track of your state’s entire congressional delegation on one page. We’ve also got news about the Congress API.
Last week we needed to authenticate some emails sent by the President’s lawyer, Marc Kasowitz. Here’s how we did it.
In 2010, the Labor Department issued a new fact sheet clarifying when an intern needs to be paid under federal labor law. We collected the case files for all the internship investigations the Labor Department concluded in the three years after issuing new regulations.
Four years after warning for-profit companies about unpaid internships, the agency has investigated relatively few employers for wage violations.
If you’re a software developer looking to make more of a social impact with your talents, there are plenty of exciting opportunities for you to break into the field of journalism! But what’s it like?
Today we’re releasing a new open source project, which will make web scraping easier by providing reusable components.
A judge has ruled that Fox Searchlight violated federal and New York minimum wage laws by not paying two production interns.
We updated Dollars for Docs last week. Why is updating it so difficult?
Outside groups are spending millions of dollars hoping to influence political campaigns – but they're hard to track down. Detailed information about spending is locked in documents filed at TV stations across the country. Help us uncover this spending by reviewing documents.