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The White House Blogger(s), Unmasked

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, June 3 2009

The White House has made a small tweak that David Weinberger and others have called for in this space: personalizing the White House blog by naming their bloggers. Welcome to the sunlight, Jesse et al. Read More

Transportation Safety Board Begins Posting All Accident Reports

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, June 2 2009

One more quick one from what might be worth calling the "open agency movement": open-access advocate Gavin Baker points out that the National Transportation Safety Board has, as of this week, begun pro-actively ... Read More

Filling Out the New Media Ranks Beyond the White House

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, May 28 2009

The Plum Line's Greg Sargent reports that Tracy Russo, former John Edwards campaign blog outreach coordinator, is headed over to the Department of Justice to serve as the DOJ's director of new media. Read More

Defining Sonia Sotomayor, Day 2

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, May 28 2009

Just about 24 hours have passed since President Barack Obama nominated Judge Sonia Sotomayor to serve as the next justice on the Supreme Court. What's the web making of the pick? Somewhat surprisingly, the Internet ... Read More

Court Rules Against Disclosure in Bush White House E-mail Case

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 20 2009

Bush Administration-era emails can stay "lost" for now, according to a new ruling by a federal appeals court, reports the AP. Read More

White House Shines Webcam on a Shift in Food Safety's Political Dynamics

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 13 2009

If I might be so bold as to quote my own tweet from a minute ago, "Watching Rosa DeLauro evangelize against the fragmented food system on www.whitehouse.gov/live is exciting in at least two ways." At least two! ... Read More

WhiteHouse.gov: Moving Into Advanced Work Before Mastering the Basics

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, May 12 2009

The Washington Post's Jose Antonio Vargas does his second round of grading WhiteHouse.gov, the White House's main online home, and a salient criticism peeks through the comments of the various graders. On the plus side, ... Read More