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John Kerry's Even Worse Sequel

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, September 29 2010

Perhaps it's unfair to pick on John Kerry, but the emails his sends to his list are always such mind-expanding demonstrations of the creative use of the English language. This morning's delight: "Karl Rove is back ... Read More

Delawow!

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, September 15 2010

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. If you see thoroughly quirky subject line pop up in your email inbox, there's a very good chance that senior Massachusetts Senator John Kerry sent it. Today's affirmation of ... Read More

Kerry Gins Up Votes for Youk

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, July 6 2010

Continuing our John Kerry email watch, the senior Senator from Massachusetts hits his email list today, invoking a "point of personal privilege" and asking his list to "Vote for Youk." No, that's not ... Read More

The E in John Kerry's E-Mails Stands for "Excellent"

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, June 29 2010

John Kerry's email musings are, it must be said, sometimes real head scratchers. Just landed in the inbox: a missive with subject "The R in Rand Stands for Radical." Not, as one might have thought, Rand. Read More

Being and Nothing Burgers

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 26 2010

The practice of email organizing is something of mystery to me, so perhaps an expert in the admittedly important field can explain the strategy behind John Kerry's latest missive (reposted on HuffPo). The topic is the ... 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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