Know more about your documents.

DocumentCloud runs every document you upload through OpenCalais, giving you access to extensive information about the people, places and organizations mentioned in each.
Reveal all the dates mentioned in a set of documents, and plot them on a timeline. Zoom in to view just the few critical months or days. Discover documents related to your story and explore links to the original reporting.

Highlight what matters.

Annotate documents to highlight key passages. Use public notes to compose annotations that will be part of your published reporting, and private notes to organize your own thoughts. Every note has a unique URL, so you can point readers right to the passage you want to highlight.
When Memphis’ Commercial Appeal published Ernest Withers: Exposed, an extensive investigation which revealed that the civil rights photographer had been working as an FBI informant, they were able to point readers right to the passage that revealed his true identity.

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Everything you upload to DocumentCloud stays private until you're ready to make it public, but once you decide to publish, your documents join thousands of other primary source documents in our public catalog. Use our document viewer to embed documents on your own website and introduce your audience to the larger paper trail behind your story.
From our catalog, reporters and the public alike can find your documents and follow links back to your reporting. DocumentCloud contains court filings, hearing transcripts, testimony, legislation, reports, memos, meeting minutes, and correspondence. See what's already in our catalog. Make your documents part of the cloud.
If you regularly report on primary source documents,
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