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Building Inside-Outside Community Around Data.gov

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, December 8 2010

There's a newsy bit or two on the evolution Data.gov buried in this longer piece from earlier today on a recent food hackathon; according to Jeanne Holm, who serves as the Obama administration's evangelist for Data.gov, ... Read More

Will Hack for Food

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, December 8 2010

Saturday's Food+Tech Hackathon in Manhattan's Soho Haven co-working space. Read More

Netroots Nation 2008, Live Video Here

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, July 17 2008

I'm in Austin, Texas for the Netroots Nation conference today and tomorrow, and will try to do some live video interviews as I bump into people and post them here. I'm speaking tomorrow on a panel on "Transparency, ... 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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