Daniel Lathrop

Daniel Lathrop

Open gov activist, journalist, author

  • @lathropd

Dallas, Texas

Areas of Expertise:

  • journalism
  • open government
  • government 2.0
  • investigations
  • data
  • data analysis
  • data visualization
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • programming
  • training
  • writing
Daniel Lathrop is an investigative projects geek-reporter at The Dallas Morning News. He focuses on prying loose data (big or small) from government and private agencies to identify problems and root out wrongdoing. A typical day for Daniel involves filing public records requests, badgering press secretaries, querying MySQL and Postgres databases and writing at least one Ruby or Python script.

Open Government Open Government
by Daniel Lathrop, Laurel Ruma
February 2010
Print: $24.99
Ebook: $19.99

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--Jerry Pournelle, Chaos Manor, The User's Column, July 2010, Column 360

"A must-read for advocates, geeks, public sector thinkers and especially public officials and employees. An outstanding collection of essays and case studies that provide a substantial base for the open government debate."
--Sebastian Haselbeck, Intellitics

"Overall, this is a terrific set of essays and it deserves a place on your bookshelf if you care about transparency and Government 2.0 issues."
--Adam Thierer, The Technology Liberation Front

"I would love for a copy to end up in the hands of every member of the government as well as any interested person planning to run for an office."
--Matthew Helmke, MatthewHelmke.net