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Apps for America Draws to a Close, With a Look at Some Entrants

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, March 30 2009

Tomorrow marks the final day for submissions into the Sunlight Foundation's Apps for America contest. There are about a dozen apps submitted thus far, and the prize money is not insubstantial (not to mention the glory ... Read More

The Thriving of the Goverati

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, March 24 2009

A while back, techPres contributor Mark Drapeau coined the term "Goverati" -- which, for all its skin-crawling connotations, does capture something about this historical moment. Never, perhaps, since Teddy ... Read More

Three Modest Proposals for Online Journalism's Future

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, March 16 2009

If you follow me on Twitter, you probably noticed that I spent my lunch hour at the Open Society Institute today for a talk on "The Future of News" by Paul Steiger, the longtime managing editor of the Wall Street ... Read More

Lending the CTO a Hand with OOGL

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, February 20 2009

Meet OOGL. On his very first full day in the new job, you might remember, President Obama gave word that the as-yet-unnamed person who will eventually fill the as-yet-pretty-much-undefined federal Chief Technology ... Read More

What's In a (Standardized) Name

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, December 22 2008

Down in DC a few weeks ago, a friend of mine had the gall to say, "you know, you're not only a politics geek, you're a real geek geek." The nerve of the guy. This post isn't going to lessen my geek rep one ... Read More

Bailout Datatorial: Follow the Money From Wall St. to DC, 1990-present

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, September 25 2008

I'm pleased to have played a small part in helping our friends at the Sunlight Foundation pull togetherthis nifty piece of 3-D (Dynamic, Data-Driven) journalism on the Wall Street bailout: a Google Motion Chart built on ... Read More

Berkman at 10 [LIVE]: Transparency and Government

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, May 16 2008

Here's the archived video of the "Transparency and Government" session at the Berkman at 10 conference that I participated in along with Sunlight Foundation head Ellen Miller this morning. (I am a consultant to ... Read More

Berkman at 10: Is the Internet Good for Democracy, Or What?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, May 15 2008

Is the Internet good for democracy, or not? John Palfrey is up leading a distributed conversation on that topic for the second plenary session. I'm going to take notes on the conversation, but as always treat these as ... Read More

Lobbyists Fear Internet-Driven Public Participation in Bill Drafting

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, April 14 2008

Confronted by the prospect of internet-driven public participation in crafting legislation, the past head of the American League of Lobbyists says, "What's next? Are we going to let the American people decide our defense ... Read More

Lessig Launches Change-Congress.org

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, March 20 2008

I'm at the National Press Club for the launch of Stanford Prof. Larry Lessig's new project, Change-Congress.org. He's here as part of Sunshine Week, and his speech is co-sponsored by the Sunlight Foundation (which I ... Read More