The nonpartisan, nonprofit National Institute on Money in State Politics promotes an accountable democracy by compiling comprehensive campaign-donor, lobbyist, and other information from government disclosure agencies nationwide and making it freely available at FollowTheMoney.org.
Denise Roth Barber and Eve Byron will conduct a training on how to use their website to help with your political coverage.
Denise Roth Barber
Denise has served as managing director of NIMSP since 2010, after four years as research director and seven years as researcher. As managing director, she supervises the data acquisition coordinator, researchers, and IT and communications staff. Denise also writes occasional reports on special and timely topics, and leads the Institute’s research related to Citizens United v. FEC. Denise provides input on the scope and timelines of proposed data acquisition and research projects, grant proposals, and other management planning issues to ensure data acquisition and research objectives and reporting deadlines are met.
Eve joined the Institute in January 2014 to help implement new communication and outreach activities, including traditional, social, and mixed media. She works with news organizations, nonprofits, and academics to inform them of the reporting and research opportunities provided by the Institute’s in-house staff and new website. She came to the Institute after 30 years as an award-winning investigative reporter, honing her skills at newspapers in Colorado and Montana. Eve’s three decades in the news business included a nine-month stint as the Mike Wallace Investigative Reporting Fellow with the University of Michigan’s Knight Wallace Fellows program. Prior to becoming a journalist, Eve was a ski bum and can still carve some turns.