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Hugh's F---ing Hillary

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, April 1 2008

Hugh Atkin is at it again. Here's his full-on mashup of Sarah Silverman's "I'm F---ing Matt Damon" repurposed for the Clinton-Obama battle. Read More

Getting the Download from Joe Trippi

BY Micah L. Sifry | Sunday, March 30 2008

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Joe Trippi a week ago, as we both were in DC for the launch of Larry Lessig's new Change-Congress project. (Joe is working with Larry on CC, and the Sunlight Foundation, which I ... Read More

Getting the Download from Joe Trippi

BY Micah L. Sifry | Sunday, March 30 2008

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Joe Trippi a week ago, as we both were in DC for the launch of Larry Lessig's new Change-Congress project. (Joe is working with Larry on CC, and the Sunlight Foundation, which I ... Read More

VoterVoter Launches: Could This Be the ActBlue of Political Ads?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, March 27 2008

Thanks to a new nonpartisan service called VoterVoter, you can not only be an ad-maker who spreads your ideas on the net -- you can get your ad on television, without having to learn how to navigate the complicated world ... Read More

Mashup Madness, and the Rise of Videracy

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, March 25 2008

Hugh Atkin is viderate. You and I are not (that is, unless you know how to use Final Cut Pro and have amassed an in-depth videobank of clips and allusions that you can manipulate as easily as typing this sentence). We've ... Read More

Mashup Madness, and the Rise of Videracy

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, March 25 2008

Hugh Atkin is viderate. You and I are not (that is, unless you know how to use Final Cut Pro and have amassed an in-depth videobank of clips and allusions that you can manipulate as easily as typing this sentence). We've ... Read More

Lessig Launches Change-Congress.org

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, March 20 2008

I'm at the National Press Club for the launch of Stanford Prof. Larry Lessig's new project, Change-Congress.org. He's here as part of Sunshine Week, and his speech is co-sponsored by the Sunlight Foundation (which I ... Read More

Lessig Launches Change-Congress.org

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, March 20 2008

I'm at the National Press Club for the launch of Stanford Prof. Larry Lessig's new project, Change-Congress.org. He's here as part of Sunshine Week, and his speech is co-sponsored by the Sunlight Foundation (which I ... Read More

Obama's Speech (in 50 words or less, or 37 minutes and more?)

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, March 19 2008

Will Barack Obama's big speech on race in America be remembered for the sound-bites our broadcast media system chooses to amplify, or will it be remembered for the sound-blasts that our networked internet media system ... Read More

Obama's Speech (in 50 words or less, or 37 minutes and more?)

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, March 19 2008

Will Barack Obama's big speech on race in America be remembered for the sound-bites our broadcast media system chooses to amplify, or will it be remembered for the sound-blasts that our networked internet media system ... Read More

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New Media Sites in Iran Blur Lines Between Citizen Journo, Professional Journo, & Activist

In 2010, Newsweek declared Iran the “birthplace of citizen journalism.” Iranian bloggers were hailed by Westerners as “brave” for their coverage of the aftermath of the disputed 2009 election. A 40-second video of the death of Neda Agha-Soltan during an anti-government protest won a prestigious George Polk Award, the first anonymously-produced work to be so honored. And then came the 2013 study “Whither Blogestan,” which sought to explain Iran's shrinking blogosphere. Of nearly 25,000 highly active and connected blogs in 2008 and 2009, only 20 percent were still online in September 2013.

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