DocumentCloud is setting up shop at Temple University.
DocumentCloud is a digital tool that allows journalists to share documents and turn their documents into data to give stories more context.
The company was co-founded by Aron Pilhofer, who worked at the New York Times and the Guardian and is now holds the James B. Steele Chair in Journalism Innovation at Temple. Other co-founders are Eric Umansky and Scott Klein of ProPublica.
Technical.ly Philly reported that DocumentCloud has been used by about 8,400 journalists from more than 1,600 outlets. Its 3.5 million-plus documents have been viewed more than 824 million times.
Pilhofer said he'll be hiring students to work on the project and DocumentCloud will be brought into the school's curriculum, with the goal being to get users to contribute enough to keep the platform going.
"We're not looking for profit but sustainability," Pilhofer told Technical.ly Philly.