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First POST: Losses

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, February 13 2015

Why so many media folks are mourning David Carr's death; what to make of Jeb Bush's tech stumbles; more pushback on 'sharing economy' companies Uber, Lyft and Waze; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Recaps

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, January 12 2015

Previewing the State of the Union's tech topics; data-driven campaigns go after the under-18 vote; open data activist Carl Malamud's renewed campaign to liberate the law; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Mood Slime

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, December 15 2014

The Sony email leak reveals the MPAA's campaign against Google; how Uber is lobbying in local markets; mapping the #MillionsMarchNYC; and much, much more. Read More

Knight Foundation Funds TurboVote Expansion in South Florida

BY Miranda Neubauer | Wednesday, February 29 2012

Funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will help TurboVote expand its student voter registration service to South Florida, with Miami Dade College being the first institution in the area to introduce the service to its students in the spring, according to an announcement by the group. Miami Dade College is the largest college in the United States with over 170,000 students. Florida International University and the University of Miami will also be adopting the service, so that the service will eventually have the chance to reach close to 200,000 students in the area. Read More

RNC Hits Obama Over Gas Prices In Targeted YouTube Ads in Miami

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Thursday, February 23 2012

The RNC is targeting Miami news and politics YouTube viewers with an ad slamming Obama over gas prices

The Republican National Committee on Thursday launched a geographically-targeted YouTube advertising campaign aimed at voters in Miami as President Obama makes a speech there Thursday about gas prices and energy policy. ... Read More

Mitt Romney Doing Click-to-Call Voter-ID In Florida

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, January 31 2012

Mitt Romney's campaign is asking volunteers to use click-to-call tools to do voter identification for the campaign in Florida today.

First-time callers get a script prompting them to ask the person on the other end of the line if they're voting today and who they plan to vote for, and a web form where they can fill in the answers; it's entirely possible that folks who have made more calls get a more complex script.

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Robocalling Against Robocalls for Fun and Profit

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, August 23 2011

This news cycle was supposed to evolve a different way for Rick Scott. After reaching dismally low approval ratings in some opinion polls, the Florida governor was supposed to find help earlier this month in the form of ... Read More

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and the Mainstream Media Are Not the Best of Friends

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, July 5 2011

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is taking to campaign-style tactics to improve his public image, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports — a 2010-style campaign, one that avoids editorial boards and mainstream media — ... Read More

Advocate to Lawmakers: Using the Internet, Making Better Maps, Is 'Kind Of What We're Paying You For'

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, June 23 2011

Bay County American Civil Liberties Union President Bill Pritchard, speaking at a redistricting hearing in Bay County, Fla., that had maps of the current districts but no proposed districts as they would be for the next ... Read More

Gov. Scott: "Send Me a Letter or Something"

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, March 22 2011

Politico's Byron Tau points us to Florida's recently elected governor Rick Scott explaining that he doesn't use email, as reported by the St. Petersburg Times. The set up: Scott is talking to a gathering of a couple ... Read More