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Health Care Reform in Your Neck of the Woods

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, September 22 2010

Speaking of the Obama White House as we just were, they've just launched 50 States/50 Stories. Think StoryCorps meets the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, across the country. Read More

The New Socks in the White House

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, September 17 2010

With a new post in the Obama administration comes log-in privileges to the White House's blog CMS. Even before President Obama's shop made any sort of official announcement, Elizabeth Warren was on the official White ... Read More

W.H. Open for -- Po' Boy-Related -- Questions

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, August 13 2010

Here's where you go to ask the director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, aka NOAA, whether it's safe to eat Gulf Coast shrimp, oysters, and other sea-borne delicacies put at risk by the BP oil ... Read More

White House Debuts "Daily Snapshot" E-Newsletter

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, July 27 2010

As we recently mentioned, the Obama White House has launched a series of weekly emails on various policy topics, starting off with newsletters on energy policy and the economy. Read More

W.H. Explains "What It Means for You" and "Much Ado"

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, July 21 2010

With today's signing of a major financial reform package, the team inside the Obama White House is attempting to use the White House blog in particular and new media in general to shape the narrative on matters both ... Read More

Barack Obama's Playbook

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, July 20 2010

With an awareness of just how busy everyone is these days, the White House is launching topical weekly email updates: Read More

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New Media Sites in Iran Blur Lines Between Citizen Journo, Professional Journo, & Activist

In 2010, Newsweek declared Iran the “birthplace of citizen journalism.” Iranian bloggers were hailed by Westerners as “brave” for their coverage of the aftermath of the disputed 2009 election. A 40-second video of the death of Neda Agha-Soltan during an anti-government protest won a prestigious George Polk Award, the first anonymously-produced work to be so honored. And then came the 2013 study “Whither Blogestan,” which sought to explain Iran's shrinking blogosphere. Of nearly 25,000 highly active and connected blogs in 2008 and 2009, only 20 percent were still online in September 2013.

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