Dear DocumentCloud users:
Pat yourselves on the back!
On Monday evening, the number of documents available in the DocumentCloud public catalogÂ passed one million. All told, the number of public pages now exceeds 13 million.
These public documents — plus another 1.4 million private documents in our database — represent a lot of your hard work. Often, they’re the result ofÂ hours of dogged reporting, persistent requests to government agencies, the scraping of websites, and a determination to treat â€œnoâ€ as an unacceptable answer.Â
Thanks to you,Â DocumentCloudâ€™s public catalogÂ has become a deep well representing an amazing diversity of topics. In Novemberâ€™s uploads alone, youâ€™ll find subjectsÂ ranging from New York stateâ€™s lawsuit against the fantasy sportsÂ site DraftKings to a recent announcement by the National Institutes of Health that it will no longer support biomedical research on chimpanzees to tens of thousands of pages of Argentinian election results.
It’s a moment to celebrate. We at DocumentCloud and Investigative Reporters and Editors applaud you. We’re grateful both for your reporting that shines a light and for what, collectively, you’re building along with us. Thank you.