ProPublica Sees $30,000 in New Revenue from Data Store
Posted: 7/16/2014 | By: Justin Ellis | Nieman Journalism Lab
Just five months after opening up its Data Store — which sells some of the big datasets its reporters produce for stories and projects — ProPublica says it’s generated “well over” $30,000 in new revenue.
That figure comes from ProPublica president Richard Tofel in an interview with Southern Methodist University journalism professor Jake Batsell. Since they opened up shop in February, Tofel says more than 500 data sets have been downloaded.