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Aaron Swartz and Anonymous in "The Good Wife"

BY Miranda Neubauer | Tuesday, April 16 2013

Anonymous on The Good Wife (CBS Publicity)

Mass media imitated life in a new way last weekend, as an episode of CBS's The Good Wife invoked the memory of the late, troubled programmer Aaron Swartz as it explored the lines between Anonymous, Internet activism and idealism. The Good Wife has already drawn attention for its writers' tendency to use recent events as material. The episode, which first aired Sunday, also evoked Steubenville rape case and that of a Kentucky teenager who was charged in 2012 for naming her alleged attackers on Twitter. Read More

We the Ad Buyers: Spare Change Against Chuck Grassley

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, October 21 2010

The always-thinking organizers at the Progressive Campaign Change Committee and Democracy for America are trying a one-two old media-new media punch in their bid to bring down Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley. Read More

The Gingrich Formula for New Media Spending

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, May 24 2010

Newt Gingrich, political consultant, floated the idea on PBS NewsHour that political candidates should have "as big a budget for new media as you have for radio and television." National Journal's Ashlie ... Read More

The Internet is TV. Twitter is the Internet.

BY Patrick Ruffini | Thursday, December 18 2008

I've been thinking a bit about the relative pecking order of new media since I posted on the relative second-tier status of Twitter last week. This thinking led me to blurt out the following on Twitter: Theory: The ... Read More

Hillary Tries Grassroots Budgeting

BY Patrick Ruffini | Friday, April 4 2008

Hillary Clinton's MyPA won't change the way the campaign spends money in Pennyslvania, but it's a neat idea nonetheless. Read More