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Headed West to Twitter, Katie Stanton Reflects on Washington

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, July 9 2010

Stanton on a State Department trip to China in May, led by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. (To Stanton's left is Under Secretary of State Robert Hormats.) Read More

The White House and WebMD

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, July 6 2010

As new-media friendly as the Obama White House has been, they haven't always been all that eager to mix it up in the political blogosphere, navigating that world for advantage and community-building. They've tried that ... Read More

The Cost of Adding Prices to HealthCare.gov

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, July 1 2010

Health insurances plan prices are scheduled to be added to HealthCare.gov in October 2010. If all goes well. Read More

White House Goes Open(ish) for Questions on Gulf Oil Spill

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, June 10 2010

The Obama administration came into the White House with the reputation of being uber-agile at navigating the modern news environment. But those skills don't seem to have done much to help it counter the narrative that ... Read More

Watch: Presidential Presser on the Oil Leak

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, May 27 2010

I'm slow on the trigger here, but it's worth mentioning that you can right now watch what's proving to be a fiery presidential press conference on the Gulf Coast leak on the underappreciated White House Live. Read More

Sentences that Would Have Been Completely Unintelligible to the 2005 Version of You But Now Seem Perfectly Normal

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, May 17 2010

Kinda. Today's entry: "Nancy-Ann DeParle is going to use @whitehouse to answer some of @dooce's #healthreform questions - ready now: http://twitpic.com/1op05q" UPDATE: The White House posts a recap of its pas ... Read More

The War on "West Wing Week"

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, May 17 2010

I'm been saving string in the general area of "thing that a White House can do to look transparent but actually have the opposite effect." This Paul Farhi piece about the work of the White House video unit is going in ... Read More

White House Doing "Open for Questions" on Wall Street

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, April 22 2010

Just a heads up that, should Wall Street reform be of interest, the White House will be hosting one of its "Open for Questions" interactive chats this afternoon, at 2 pm, with White House economist Austan ... Read More

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NYC Open Data Advocates Focus on Quality And Value Over Quantity

The New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications plans to publish more than double the amount of datasets this year than it published to the portal last year, new Commissioner Anne Roest wrote last week in an annual report mandated by the city's open data law, with 135 datasets scheduled to be released this year, and almost 100 more to come in 2015. But as preparations are underway for City Council open data oversight hearings in the fall, what matters more to advocates than the absolute number of the datasets is their quality. GO

Civic Tech and Engagement: Announcing a New Series on What Makes it "Thick"

Announcing a new series of feature articles that we will be publishing over the next several months, thanks to the support of the Rita Allen Foundation. Our focus is on digitally-enabled civic engagement, and in particular, how and under what conditions "thick" digital civic engagement occurs. What we're after is answers to this question: When does a tech tool or platform enable actual people to make ongoing and significant contributions to each other, to a place or cause, at a scale that produces demonstrable change? GO

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