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The Obama Energy Agenda, Illustrated

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, May 6 2011

The Obama White House continues its experimentation in the political infographic space with the one above, on Obama's approach on energy production and gas prices, released this afternoon in conjunction with the ... Read More

Time to Retire Staged Presidential Photos?

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 4 2011

White House photo by Chuck Kennedy Widely-seen wire photographs of President Obama appearing to deliver his Sunday night statement on the death of Osama bin Laden might well have captured re-creations of the speech, ... Read More

Like Trulia for Real Estate Uncle Sam Doesn't Want

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 4 2011

The White House's new Excess Federal Properties Interactive Map Stay tuned to this space for a big upcoming piece on the political implications of geography, pegged to the rise of open mapping. But to whet your ... Read More

Obama Flickr Strategy Hits Pay Dirt with Sit Room Photo

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 4 2011

Image credit: The White House/Kevin Trotman In a fun slideshow, the Atlantic's Alexis Madrigal captures all the laughs that Internet people are having with the quickly-iconic Situation Room photo released by the Obama ... Read More

White House and SF Chronicle Debate the Tape

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, April 29 2011

The San Francisco Chronicle reporters and its editor say that think that the Obama White House is overreacting to reporter Carla Marinucci pulling out a pocket video camera when a protest broke out during an Obama ... Read More

White House Assures Its Staff's Tweets Are in Order (Partly Because They're Not to Tweet)

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, April 29 2011

The Obama White House seeks to assuage House Oversight chair Darrell Issa's worries that they might not be archiving their tweets, Facebook posts, and other social media content in accordance with the Presidential ... Read More

Obama's Sunshine Blocked by Low-Hanging Fruit?

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, April 27 2011

Slate's Fred Kaplan looks at obstacles in the Obama administration's way to transparency. Unlike many commentators, he focuses on logistics. Putting aside internal debates over the release of documents, writes Kaplin... ... Read More

White House Mobile Program Adds Android and Pokes, Because You People Really Like Your Portable Devices

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, April 19 2011

Image credit: The White House If you should so choose, you now have the ability to get your iPhone to buzz whenever President Obama is about to speak. That's one of the upgrades that the White House has announced ... Read More

Q&A: Year One of WH's 'Behind the Governing' Video Series

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, April 18 2011

Two Obama White House online innovations in one here with an Open for Questions session with White House videographer Arun Chaudhary and deputy press secretary Josh Earnest on the one-year anniversary of "West Wing ... Read More

Obama Invites You to His Facebook "Town Hall"

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, April 18 2011

'Tis the week that Barack Obama makes a trip out to California that includes a stop at Facebook's Palo Alto headquarters, where he'll participate in a "town hall meeting" on the topic of "Shared ... Read More