Coleridge Initiative

In The Media

September 27, 2020

A government of by the people and for the people can’t function very well if you don’t know who those people are. Indeed, that’s why public data are foundational to our democratic system: in order to distribute resources and understand how to serve the public, elected officials have to understand the composition of the body politic. All nations collect data on their citizens in some way in order to do this. 

September 16, 2020

Just as big tech leads world in data for profit, the US government can produce data for the public good, sans the bureaucracy. This excerpt of Julia Lane’s Democratizing Our Data: A Manifesto will whet your appetite for disruptive change in data management, which is critical for democracy’s survival.

September 2, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed dangerous weaknesses in America’s aging public data system. In one of the greatest jobs crises in the past 100 years, the labor force measures of employment and unemployment are too slow, not local and too often unreliable and irrelevant.

August 17, 2020

Julia Lane, NYU Professor and Coleridge Initiative Co-Founder, joins Yahoo Finance’s Zack Guzman to discuss a new report she co-authored that reveals slashing bonus unemployment benefits would lead to a 44% decline in local spending.


August 12, 2020

Professor Julia Lane, Professor at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service on her forthcoming book, Democratizing Our Data: A Manifesto.


August 11, 2020

Such research may help inform the debate between Republican and Democratic lawmakers who continue to clash over federal unemployment benefits.


July 2, 2020

Christina Lang discusses how digital technologies developed at the federal level—together with professionals outside the federal administration—can have huge benefits for all citizens.   She highlights the Coleridge Initiative in her overview.


June 3, 2020

Dr. Julia Lane provides her opinion on the effects of Europe’s R&D investment.


June 3, 2020

Dr. Julia Lane is interviewed about her upcoming book: Democratizing our data – A manifesto. Improving the design of metrics, collection of data, analysis and decision-making at the federal level.


June 2, 2020

Four years after an Affordable Care Act reform went into effect in 2011, the states’ nursing home population had not changed. The study referenced in the article was co-authored by Dr. Daniela Hochfellner.


April 12, 2020

The Coleridge Initiative is cited as an example in this NSF proposal.


February 3, 2020

This tipping point places us all on the verge of seeing substantial benefits and value coming from federal agency investments in AI, and as citizens, we should be excited to see quantifiable results soon. The ADRF is highlighted in this piece.

January 15, 2020

The United States is no longer the ‘uncontested leader’ in science globally, the National Science Foundation says. Dr. Julia Lane is asked to provide her opinion on the topic.

September 1, 2019

RePEc is partnering with the Coleridge Initiative that is combining natural language processing and machine learning techniques to automate dataset search and discovery from social science and economics publications.

June 28, 2019

Evidence-based decision making is gaining traction at agencies, a new report says, and there are some clear lessons about how to increase federal use of the practice. The article references the Coleridge Initiative’s partnership with USDA.