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Journalism That Matters

Journalism That Matters is a nonprofit that convenes conversations to foster collaboration, innovation, and action so that a diverse news and information ecosystem supports communities to thrive.They believe journalism matters most when it is of, by, and for the people.
Since 2001, the organization has hosted unconferences that have inspired hundreds of varied media initiatives around the nation. 

Contact information

Phone: (206)489-3652
Contact form: http://www.journalismthatmatters.net/contact
Email: jtm[at]journalismthatmatters.org
 

Key resources: 

Journalism That Matters Resources page - http://www.journalismthatmatters.net/resources for resources on journalism that is possibility oriented, diverse, and engaged
Engagement Hub - http://www.engagementhub.org/ - connecting journalism and community engagement

Public Record Media

PRM pursues transparency and democracy through the use, application, and enforcement of freedom of information laws. They are based in Minnesota.

Contact information
Matt Ehling

2375 University Ave W Suite 200
St. Paul MN, 55115
Phone: 651-335-2037
info@publicrecordmedia.com

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Pesticide Action Network North America

Pesticide Action Network North America (PAN North America) works to replace the use of hazardous pesticides with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives. They link local and international consumer, labor, health, environment and agriculture groups into an international citizens’ action network. 

Contact information

1611 Telegraph Ave, Suite 1200
Oakland, CA 94612
phone: 510.788.9020
 

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National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is an alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities.

Contact information

110 Maryland Avenue NE, Suite 209 Washington, D.C. 20002
Phone: (202) 547-5754
Email: info@sustainableagriculture.net

Key resources: 

Read NSAC's blog: http://sustainableagriculture.net/blog/ 
Visit  NSAC on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/National-Sustainable-Agriculture-Coalition/
Follow NSAC on Twitter: @sustainableag 

Project Censored

Project Censored celebrates the work of independent journalists and the outlets that publish and broadcast their work, and holds the corporate media to account when they fail to adequately cover news that citizens and community members need to know in order to participate in the democratic process

Contact information
Micky Huff, Director and Andy Lee Roth, Associate Director

Address: PO Box 571, Cotati CA 94931
Phone:(707) 874-2695
E-mail: mickey@projectcensored.org or andy@projectcensored.org

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Cause of Action

Cause of Action is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that uses investigative, legal, and communications tools to educate the public on how government accountability and transparency protects taxpayer interests and economic opportunity.

Contact information
Mary Beth Hutchins, Communications Director

Address: 1919 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 650, Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-499-4232
Contact web form: http://causeofaction.org/contact/

Understanding Government

Understanding Government is a non-profit dedicated to improving citizen engagement with government by deepening public knowledge about the executive branch of government and federal agencies. Their goal is to improve the conversation about government in the media and thereby to increase the public’s ability to influence executive branch programs, priorities, and potential solutions.

Contact information
Ned Hodgman, Executive Director

1312 18th St., N.W. Suite 510
Washington DC 20036
Tel: (202) 775-8080
Email: info@understandinggov.org

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National Priotities Project

National Priorities Project (NPP) makes complex federal budget information transparent and accessible so people can prioritize and influence how their tax dollars are spent.

Contact information
Jo Comerford

Address: 243 King Street, Suite 109, Northampton, MA 01060 
Phone: 413-584-9556

Key resources: 
  • Build a Better Budget - an online tool to help users share share their thoughts about the government’s spending priorities with Congress
  • Federal Priorities Database - allows users to compare social indicators like unemployment rates and federal expenditures like amount spent on unemployment insurance
  • Publications - includes annual reports on issues such as the President's Budget request and the prior year's tax expenditures

National Security Counselors

National Security Counselors (NSC) furthers the twin ideals that the public needs to be as informed as possible about what its government does in the name of national security, and that people entangled in legal matters in this field should have reasonable access to knowledgeable legal assistance, regardless of income.

Contact information
Kel McClanahan

Address: 1200 South Courthouse Road, Suite 124, Arlington, VA 22204
Phone: 301-728-5908
Fax: 240-681-2189
Email: kel at nationalsecuritylaw.org

Key resources: 
  • FOIA Requests - copies of all FOIA requests made by NSC
  • Document Vault - links to documents obtained from the government via NSC FOIA requests
  • Publications - copies of NSC original publications, as well as relevant original works written by NSC Directors, Advisors, and Staff

California Common Sense

California Common Sense (CACS) is a Stanford-based nonprofit whose government transparency projects and research harness new technology to reveal fragmented administration and overlapping state entities.The Stanford student team is also analyzing California’s financial data in order to identify ways to protect California’s long-term fiscal future.

Contact information
Autumn Carter, Executive Director

2483 Old Middlefield Way, Suite 210
Mountain View, CA 94043
Web contact form:http://www.cacs.org/contact_cacs.php

Key resources: 
About California Common Sense: http://cacs.org/about/

 

The Classified Section

Check out our new blog, The Classified Section, for analysis of national security secrecy.

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