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Quote of the Day: James O'Keefe, 'Community Organizer'

BY Nick Judd | Friday, June 17 2011

I'm a pretty controversial guy. What should I call myself? Is what I do journalism? Organizing? Agit-prop? Well, I call myself a community organizer, a community organizer of citizen journalists.   — James ... Read More

PdFLeaks II Preview: Like It Or Not, WikiLeaks and Anonymous are Here

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, January 24 2011

WikiLeaks and Anonymous are harbingers of a future where networked individuals who know no particular allegiance to any country have the power to disrupt business as usual, thanks to the Internet, decentralization, and ... Read More

ProPublica's Reporting Network Spot-Checks First Wave of Stimulus Construction

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, August 19 2009

ProPublica's Reporting Network is the non-profit news group's nascent attempt to tap into the eyes and ears of interested amateurs. Or at least interested reporters not on ProPublica's payroll. Read More

Props for Vote Report

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, July 23 2009

It's an honor just to have been recognized. Naturally, the far more satisfying honor is actually winning the thing, but whatever. We'll take what we can get. [Twitter] Vote/Inauguration Report was named a "notable entry" ... Read More

Your Assignment: Spot Check Stimulus Spending

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, July 21 2009

As of July 10th, more than $64 billion in stimulus spending has rolled out of the federal treasury, and construction projects are taking place across the country. At least we think they are. Read More

Clearing the Cache: Palin's Facebook Pals Soar

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, July 6 2009

U.S. bloggers like WhiteHouse.gov. A lot more than a year ago, Morningside Analytics shows (with pretty pictures, too). Read More

Using Distributed Media (and People) To Ask Hard Questions

BY Dan Gillmor | Friday, May 8 2009

Ari Melber, at Personal Democracy Forum, explains “Condi Rice’s Tortured Macaca Moment,” in which Stanford University students questioned her Read More

Condi Rice's Tortured Macaca Moment

BY Ari Melber | Tuesday, May 5 2009

Political blog readers know that Condi Rice recently lost it. Asked about her role advancing torture during the Bush administration in a meeting with college students, Rice claimed that no torture occurred in Guantanamo ... Read More

Must Reading on the Future of Newspapers

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, March 16 2009

Don't miss Clay Shirky and Steven Johnson's latest ruminations on the future of journalism and the fate of newspapers; they will clear your head (if it isn't already) about how technology is driving change in this vital ... Read More

The Live Web and Washington

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, March 12 2009

I've been multitasking this morning, catching up on email and glancing at Twitter, and three times I've noticed the power of the live, interactive web as a new factor in my life. Read More