LONDON — The Guardian Newspaper, which is organizing massive amounts of government and other data into its API, is making the API available to the public on a commercial basis, the paper announced today.

Here's an overview of today's news by paidContent's UK editor Rob Andrews.

In March at the paper's headquarters in London, I spoke with Stephen Dunn, head of technology strategy, about deep data as an emerging media opportunity.   We have republished our interview today.

Andy Plesser, Executive Producer