This is the personal site of Michael Morisy, journalist and co-founder of MuckRockfollow my requests here. I can be found on Twitter, contacted via email (my PGP Key) and am currently on a journalism fellowship at Stanford. If you're in the area, say hi!

“It made me think in new ways.”

I can’t remember a piece of media thinking I’ve enjoyed as much as Mel’s Sandbox by Melody Joy Kramer. The above is just a line she used her her latest epistle, and I think it captures what I’ve always wanted in my media: To make me think in new ways. It’s why I’ve always hated most columnists and almost all… Read more →

The real cost of broken FOIA

Besides the anecdotes you got related to nail-salon culture, what’s the most shocking thing you found? It took me over nine months to get the Labor Department to give me information from their database, which they are legally required to do based on the Freedom of Information laws. And the most shocking thing was how little they go into salons.… Read more →

MuckRock’s evolution

MuckRock Abstract Business

Above, a few years of MuckRock usage visualized, showing how we’ve moved from mostly free accounts (yellow) to community (green) and professional (blue) accounts. I find it utterly unhelpful and delightful.


Michael Morisy

Via MuckRock’s spam folder, some wonderful literature:
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