Transparency

People gathered around newspaper pages on ground (© Eduardo Soteras/AFP/Getty Images)

For the press, elections are a test of accountability

A journalist's role in covering elections is to give you unbiased information; doing anything else is failing in their role as a watchdog.
Four people looking at computer (© Lilia Xie)

A day in the life of a college newspaper editor

Can a school activity prepare you to be a reporter? ShareAmerica asked a former editor at Princeton University's daily paper what she learned.
President Trump and Neil Gorsuch shaking hands (© AP Images)

Trump names Supreme Court nominee: Who is he and what happens...

President Trump has nominated Neil Gorsuch to be a U.S. Supreme Court justice. He's an experienced federal judge from Colorado. What happens next?
President Obama and former Presidents George W. Bush, Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Carter outside building (© AP Images)

Clearing out the ‘president’s attic’

As President Obama's time in office comes to a close, the massive task of hauling and preserving records from his presidency is just getting started.
Illustration of hands on computer keyboard with government building on screen (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

E-government is becoming a thing

Technology makes government operations more transparent and delivery of services more efficient and less costly. It’s often called e-government.
George W. Bush behind wheel of vehicle (© AP Images)

Vacation, presidential style

When the president of the United States takes a vacation, it's not like those of ordinary Americans.
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How some countries involve citizens in governing

“Open government” should never be an oxymoron. More national governments are making sure the phrase isn't one by increasing their transparency.
Police officer wearing body camera (© AP Images)

In the U.S., cameras mean transparent policing

Cameras are common in American policing. Who gets to see all those hours of footage of police interacting with the public?
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I paid a bribe and I’ll tell you about it online

Entrepreneurs and activists are using technology to fight corruption and graft, and the cultures that create it.