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MTV's Candidate Dialogues Are Promising

BY Michael Connery | Wednesday, September 26 2007

MTV’s “dialogues” with the candidates are starting up tomorrow, and on deck is Sen. John Edwards. As reported on multiple sites, these dialogues have the potential to be the most interactive and informative debates ... Read More

Will the MTV/MySpace Presidential Dialogues be history in the making?

BY Liza Sabater | Wednesday, September 26 2007

Tomorrow John Edwards is poised to have his own history making moment thanks to MTV and MySpace. The presidential hopeful is kicking off the first of the MTV/MySpace Presidential Dialogues at the University of New ... Read More

Daily Digest: 9/20/07

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, September 20 2007

Chris Bowers on the progress of his Googlebombing campaign against Rudy Giuliani; Mashable has details on the tech used in the upcoming MySpace/MTV presidential "dialogues," and Matt Lewis anticipates some left-right ... Read More

Daily Digest: 9/19/07

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, September 19 2007

Harry Shearer moderates the hysterical silent debate; MySpace and MTV kick off their presidential forum series with John Edwards next week; Marc Cooper heads the Off the Bus team; Bloomberg for Prez supporters organize ... Read More

Daily Digest: 8/24/07

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, August 24 2007

Rightroots, another competitor to Act Blue, relaunches; MTV is looking for a few good citizen journalists; Silicon Valley is the new Detroit; Chris Dodd releases a video montage focusing on -- gasp! -- the issues; and ... Read More

Don't Call It A Debate: MySpace and MTV Team Up

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, August 23 2007

We’ve known that MySpace has been planning a new kind of presidential forum, and today it's released new details. It will be partnering with MTV to produce a series of “one-on-one dialogues” between the ... Read More

Daily Digest: 4/30/07

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, April 30 2007

The Web on the Candidates There are 10 months until the first primaries, so you wouldn't think there'd be enough material for best-of political video lists... yet there already is. Todd Zeigler at the Bivings Report ... Read More

2008: The Daily Digest, 2/3/07

BY Matt Ortega | Saturday, February 3 2007

TPMCafe's Election Central has video highlights from six possible Democratic presidential hopefuls from the Democratic National Committee's Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. Among the official, exploring, or rumored ... Read More

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NYC Open Data Advocates Focus on Quality And Value Over Quantity

The New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications plans to publish more than double the amount of datasets this year than it published to the portal last year, new Commissioner Anne Roest wrote last week in an annual report mandated by the city's open data law, with 135 datasets scheduled to be released this year, and almost 100 more to come in 2015. But as preparations are underway for City Council open data oversight hearings in the fall, what matters more to advocates than the absolute number of the datasets is their quality. GO

Civic Tech and Engagement: Announcing a New Series on What Makes it "Thick"

Announcing a new series of feature articles that we will be publishing over the next several months, thanks to the support of the Rita Allen Foundation. Our focus is on digitally-enabled civic engagement, and in particular, how and under what conditions "thick" digital civic engagement occurs. What we're after is answers to this question: When does a tech tool or platform enable actual people to make ongoing and significant contributions to each other, to a place or cause, at a scale that produces demonstrable change? GO

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