Birmingham Watch: Recorded State Government Meetings Available Through New League of Women Voters Channel

Birmingham Watch: Recorded State Government Meetings Available Through New League of Women Voters Channel . “The League of Women Voters has established a channel on which citizens can watch videos of the state Senate, House of Representatives and legislative committee meetings, searchable by keywords and phrases. The Alabama Channel is a new project of the League of Women Voters of Alabama Education Fund.”

Idaho Capital Sun: New website allows Idahoans to sign up for public meeting notices for nearly 200 state agencies

Idaho Capital Sun: New website allows Idahoans to sign up for public meeting notices for nearly 200 state agencies. “Idaho residents can now subscribe to receive notifications for public meetings for almost 200 state of Idaho agencies, boards and commissions… according to a Thursday press release from Gov. Brad Little and State Controller Brandon Woolf. Other enhancements to the new website include the ability to use a keyword search, copy meetings to your online calendar and use a text reader to find information in documents related to public meetings, according to the release.”

NiemanLab: City Bureau gets $10 million to make public meetings more public

NiemanLab: City Bureau gets $10 million to make public meetings more public. “As local news withers, one oft-heard concern is that its decline means that public meetings — and developments that affect residents — will go uncovered, since there will be no reporters to cover them. Since 2017, City Bureau’s Documenters program has aimed to help solve that problem by training citizens to attend and document public meetings.”

Nieman Journalism Lab: Local public meetings are a scrape and a tap away, on City Bureau’s Documenters tool

Nieman Journalism Lab: Local public meetings are a scrape and a tap away, on City Bureau’s Documenters tool. “Public meetings — now there’s an app for that. We’ve seen relationships between news organizations and news consumers expand from tossing in a few bucks for a subscription to chipping in a few more for the journalistic mission to even volunteering their services in support of the news cause. City Bureau’s Documenters program has taken another tack, coaching and paying $15/hour to residents to attend and record notes from public meetings to build a stronger public record — and asking volunteer civic coders to help construct its scraping system. Now its tool for scraping, tracking, and documenting meetings is centralized and accessible for anyone else who wants to use it — but the journalists are still trying to figure out the best way to incorporate it into newsroom workflows.”