ProPublica launches Data Store, with prices ranging from free to $10k


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Investigative journalism nonprofit ProPublica is known for its data-driven reporting, and now the site is trying to find a new life (and revenue stream) for the data it uses in its stories. On Wednesday, ProPublica opened its Data Store, where it gives away or sells the data that its reporters use in their stories.

Here’s how it works:

“For raw, as-is datasets we receive from government sources, you’ll find a free download link that simply requires you agree to a simplified version of our Terms of Use. For datasets that are available as downloads from government websites, we’ve simply linked to the sites to ensure you can quickly get the most up-to-date data.

For datasets that are the result of significant expenditures of our time and effort, we’re charging a reasonable one-time fee: In most cases, it’s $200 for journalists and $2,000 for academic researchers. Those wanting to use…

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