Follow the Money

The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government is co-sponsoring three free Money in Politics data training sessions in New Mexico in February and you’re invited to attend.

Trainers from the National Institute on Money in State Politics will teach you how to use the Institute’s pilot ”Anomaly Detection” tool, so you can produce your own independent statistical and artificial intelligence algorithms to spot inconsistencies in campaign finance data that are outside historical norms.

The training will also cover how to use Follow The Money’s “My Legislature” tool with New Mexico’s 2017 legislative committees and bill feeds to track specific legislation to see how donors overlap with policy proposals and lawmakers.

The training isn’t just for journalists. In fact, the public is invited to attend trainings in Las Cruces, Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

Dates and Places

Las Cruces
Wednesday, Feb. 1st, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
NMSU Corbett Center, Senate Chambers
(light dinner provided)
Register for Las Cruces workshop here.

Santa Fe
Thursday, Feb. 2nd, 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Santa Fe Community Foundation
Santa Fe, NM
(Lunch provided)
Register for Santa Fe workshop here.
Albuquerque
Thursday, Feb. 2nd, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
UNM Zimmerman Library (Rm B30)
Albuquerque, NM
(light dinner provided)
Register for Albuquerque workshop here.

For more information contact: Denise Roth Barber by phone 406-449-2480 or email.

Trainings are generously funded by the Thornburg Foundation. Co-sponsors include New Mexico Foundation for Open Government, New Mexico In Depth, Society of Professional Journalists – Rio Grande Chapter,  Las Cruces Press Women, New Mexico Press Women, UNM Department of Communication & Journalism, UNM College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences.