TheNewsOutlet.org is hosting a "Free the Files" event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 22 in DeBartolo Hall on the Youngstown State University campus to reveal information about who is buying political ads and how much they are spending.
Volunteers will be asked to look through information and key in relevant data about the political advertisement spending of various candidates. Volunteers do not need to have any special training. We will serve pizza and soda.
The project is an extension of a national ProPublica project by the same name.
The NewsOutlet is a journalism cooperative of YSU and local professional media, including The Vindicator.