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Jeremy Bird on the Future of Organizing for America, 2012 and Beyond

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, December 5 2012

"We weren't quick enough out of the gate," four years ago, says Jeremy Bird, the national field director of President Obama's re-election campaign. "We will be quicker this time." He's not talking about the race just concluded. He's talking about how Organizing for America, the president's political organization, operated in the days and months after Obama's first election in 2008, compared to what is coming now. Read More

ThinkProgress Revamp

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, May 31 2011

The media arm of the Center for American Progress has been redesigned "from top to bottom," writes editor Faiz Shakir. Read More

CAP Ramps Up Its News Shop

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, April 13 2011

Politico's Ben Smith and Kenneth P. Vogel profile the online content operation that the Center for American Progress is putting together for 2012. Read More

Inside Think Tanks' Digital Designs

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, March 22 2011

Simon Owens offers us a pair of peeks inside the online media strategies of two ideological think tanks: the Center for American Progress on the left, and the Heritage Foundation on the right. Owens' profiles are full of ... Read More

The Point and Purpose of Think Progress

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, October 12 2009

Politico's Daniel Libit asks if Think Progress, the in-house blog of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, can still find purpose in a world where there's a Democrat in the White House and Democratic majorities ... Read More

Blogging, Bounded

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, December 22 2008

(In an ongoing experiment, we sometimes repost and slightly expand upon a compelling item covered in the Daily Digest. This is one. -- the editors) The Center for American Progress (CAP) Action Fund's acting CEO Jennifer ... 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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