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Congresspedia and Sunlight

Take a look at Congresspedia, a new initiative to put our lawmakers under an appropriate microscope — a wiki where we can all add what we know to what is likely to become an essential resource. The site, created by the recently launched Sunlight Foundation, will have editors keeping an eye on the activity (and making sure the trolls don’t take over).

Meanwhile, on the foundation’s site you can find several new blogs including “Under the Influence” and “Dollarocracy” — and, best of all, an “Assignment Desk” that invites citizen journalism. This is an excellent beginning to a project with huge promise.

(Disclosure: The Center for Citizen Media has had a conversation with the foundation about the possibility of doing a project together, and several of the advisors are friends or colleagues in other ventures.)

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