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First POST: Big Bad Data

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, November 4 2014

Why big data is bad for political reporting and campaigns; tracking Facebook's voter megaphone; a progress report on the Loomio group decision-making platform; and much, much more. Read More

Pride and Participation: Election Day Exhibitionism Thrives

BY Sarah Granger | Thursday, November 13 2008

This election had many firsts, but before we move on entirely to the new administration, the special meaning evoked November 4 by rejuvenating American democracy should not be undervalued or forgotten. Not only did ... Read More

Where are all the women political bloggers? This new widget tells you, by state and party ID

BY Morra Aarons-Mele | Wednesday, April 16 2008

In a further extension of BlogHer's mission to identify and promote women in the blogosphere, I wanted to let you know about our new widget- we're inviting women political bloggers to list themselves. Please spread the ... Read More

Are bloggers press? The LAPD doesn't seem to think so

BY Morra Aarons-Mele | Wednesday, January 30 2008

I understand with every new medium there are some growing pains. There is debate to be had over which entities can call themselves "media" and which are not. Over what constitutes a "legitimate" news or information ... Read More

Daily Digest: If Chris Dodd Scores a Victory, Does Anyone Hear It?

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, December 19 2007

Glenn Greenwald takes Chris Dodd's FISA victory seriously, unlike most of big media; Colin Delany is impressed with the grassroots effort behind Dodd; BlogHer asks why the candidates won't speak with them; a partnership ... Read More

Clinton and the Gender Card: Perspectives

BY Morra Aarons-Mele | Monday, November 5 2007

Feminist leader Gloria Feldt writes that the furor about Hillary Clinton and the gender card (see Pile On video) is a process of “desensitization” : we’re all trying to work out our collective discomfort with such ... Read More

Daily Digest: 7/17/07

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, July 17 2007

The Web on the Candidates The growing use of broadband Internet is helping Barack Obama raise more money from more people than ever before, writes the Washington Post's Jose Antonio Vargas. Not only did about a third of ... Read More

Women Online: Facts, Figures, and the 2008 Election

BY Morra Aarons-Mele | Monday, July 16 2007

The candidate most effective at reaching women online will have a serious edge in the primary election. Why? More women vote than men. More women are online than men. Given the importance of reaching women online, all of ... Read More