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  • ehume | MIT Center for Civic Media
    GlobalPost venture http civic mit edu watchlistenlearn video c4fcm lecture series the fut Harvard s Shorenstein Center handed out prestigious Goldsmith investigative reporting prizes to mostly old media folks http www hks harvard edu presspol news events archive 2009 goldsmith a Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about The future of news ehume s blog 1 comment Couch Potatoes and Journalism Culture Submitted by ehume on December 17 2008 5 59pm Journalism requires not only a business model but a culture At the Center for Future Civic Media we sometimes take a moment to reflect on the online news experiments begun in the pioneer digital media days in the 1990s to keep a clear head about how journalism and social networks intersect But perhaps we shouldn t use the j word The precipitous slide of journalism from iconic cultural power status to cultural irrelevance during the past decade is stunning When the Shorenstein Center s Prof Tom Patterson told his board last month that the nation s premiere think tank of by and for top notch news media was going to think less about journalism and more about public policy it was a real wakeup call The

    Original URL path: https://civic.mit.edu/users/ehume (2016-04-29)
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  • Florence Gallez | MIT Center for Civic Media
    OP Collaborative Coverage Transparency for Pittsburgh G20 Florence Gallez s blog Open Park Phase II Summer Plans Submitted by Florence Gallez on June 19 2009 8 00pm The pictures told the story of all of them from different planets representing different ethics united by a common bond the galactic Co operation Once you find your place in the galactic Co operation and I assure you that it is an important place your fighting will stop Why should you fight which is an unnatural occupation when you can push Specialist Robert Sheckley Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Open Park Phase II Summer Plans Florence Gallez s blog 1 comment Open Park Intro Submitted by Florence Gallez on February 18 2009 2 57am Collaborative online news production Introducing Open Park Now that the spring semester is in full swing I thought I would write a little Intro about my project for the Center for Future Civic Media C4FCM where I work as a Research Assistant and the ideas and ideals behind it For those who are unfamiliar with the project Phase I defining the new professional journalistic practice of collaborating with colleagues and competitors on news stories was conducted in the fall semester Its results were the subject of my final paper for the C4FCM as well as for the CMS class Media in Cultural Context which is accessible in the Projects section of this site The Projects section also details Phase II which focuses on refining the functions of an effective model for collective news reporting by testing in the community what works and what doesn t with concrete real life based collaborative news writing experiments Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Open Park Intro Florence Gallez s blog Obama Administration more

    Original URL path: https://civic.mit.edu/users/florence-gallez (2016-04-29)
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  • geeta.dayal | MIT Center for Civic Media
    Media is hosting a major three day conference retreat for our fellow recipients of recent Knight News Challenge grants The conference titled The Future of Civic Media is now in full swing A plethora of cutting edge projects are being demonstrated projects being developed by our center here at MIT and projects under development by other Knight winners from across the globe A huge amount of cross pollination and collective brainstorming is happening among the winners many of whom are meeting in person for the very first time Links to further information about many of the Knight funded projects being showcased here at MIT this week are available here and here Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about MIT Hosts Conference for Knight Winners geeta dayal s blog Knight and PBS launch Idealab Submitted by geeta dayal on October 17 2007 1 46pm The John S and James L Knight Foundation and PBS unveiled Idealab yesterday a large and ambitious online thinktank on the future of community news in the digital age Idealab features a long list of contributors all of the bloggers are recipients of recent Knight News Challenge grants The project is being edited by

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  • huma.yusuf | MIT Center for Civic Media
    Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Old and New Media Converging During the Pakistan Emergency March 2007 February 2008 huma yusuf s blog Old and New Media Converging During the Pakistan Emergency March 2007 February 2008 Submitted by huma yusuf on January 12 2009 12 53pm A PDF of this report is available for download here Abstract Arguments about digital technology civic engagement and collective action are often framed in the context of political participation in developed nations particularly the United States Many have concluded that the availability of digital technologies and new media platforms facilitates democratic practices and participatory behavior Whether this is equally true of the developing world remains to be critically examined Pakistan is a developing nation where digitally networked technologies and new media platforms are emerging and where a struggle to establish democratic norms amidst authoritarian superstructures is underway Between March 2007 and February 2008 a period referred to colloquially as the Pakistan Emergency a state of emergency was imposed the constitution suspended a popular politician assassinated media censorship enforced and general elections conducted Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Old and New Media Converging During the Pakistan Emergency March 2007 February 2008 huma yusuf s blog Using Theatre as a Classroom for Civic Engagement Submitted by huma yusuf on December 20 2007 2 01pm Nilaja Sun s one woman play No Child currently being staged at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge is a phenomenal mix of storytelling journalism activism and civic engagement The 70 minute performance isn t bogged down by intricate sets costume changes or dazzling lighting design Instead Sun uses three chairs a broom and her ability to embody and humorously animate a dozen characters to start a meaningful conversation about education reform The fact

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  • Ingeborg | MIT Center for Civic Media
    Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Henry Jenkins farewell Ingeborg s blog Forum Youth and Civic Engagement Submitted by Ingeborg on October 28 2008 1 19am MIT Communications Forum April 24 2008 Speakers Lance Bennett Ingeborg Endter Alan Khazei moderated by Mitchel Resnick The current generation of young citizens is growing up in an age of unprecedented access to information Will this change their understanding of democracy What factors will shape their involvement in the political process Link video requires RealPlayer podcast MIT Comunications Forum Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Forum Youth and Civic Engagement Ingeborg s blog Forum Our World Digitized The Good the Bad the Ugly Submitted by Ingeborg on October 28 2008 1 02am MIT Communications Forum April 10 2008 Speakers Yochai Benkler and Cass Sunstein moderated by Henry Jenkins Much discussion of our impending digital future is insular and without nuance Skeptics talk mainly among themselves while utopians and optimists also keep company mainly within their own tribal cultures The forum challenges this unhelpful division staging a conversation between two of our country s most thoughtful and influential writers on the promise and the perils of the Internet Age Video http mitworld mit edu video 575 Podcast http cms mit edu news 2008 05 forum our world digitized the php MIT Communications Forum http web mit edu comm forum forums our world digitized html Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Forum Our World Digitized The Good the Bad the Ugly Ingeborg s blog Knight Foundation News Challenge 2007 Progress Report Submitted by Ingeborg on October 27 2008 11 42pm News Challenge KF 2007 Progress Report from Knight Foundation on Vimeo Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Knight Foundation News Challenge

    Original URL path: https://civic.mit.edu/users/ingeborg (2016-04-29)
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  • jdriscoll | MIT Center for Civic Media
    Shutdown jdriscoll s blog Groping tickles Submitted by jdriscoll on October 3 2010 3 51pm Civic media is serious business Do we need a little more levity New Media can learn a lot from Old Media about taking ourselves too seriously a trick that YouTube certainly has caught onto and turned into a franchise Former newspaper humor columnist Susan Trausch defies her reader to resist laughing aloud in her new book entitled Groping Toward Whatever or How I Learned to Retire SORT OF which is about being thrust into early retirement at age 59 after accepting a buyout from the Boston Globe where she was a Washington reporter business reporter and editorial reporter Serious stuff eh Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Groping tickles jdriscoll s blog 1 comment Patchwork Approach Submitted by jdriscoll on September 27 2010 1 41pm What s wrong with this picture Mainstream media lays off reporters and others left and right because New Media appeals to a large segment of news consumers New Media realizes local news draws more audience so numerous hyper local approaches are tried Most national attempts fail because they don t have reporters AOL s wholly owned subsidiary Patch thinks it can fill the local gap by hiring local journalists who generally are good at aggregating see story on London lecture by former Washington Post Executive Editor Len Downie on news aggregators such as the Huffington Post who he says are parasites living off journalism produced by others Now the Patch Media Corporation has gone one step further developing a concept called PatchU whereby it will collaborate with journalism schools to provide students with internships that will accrue course credits Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Patchwork Approach jdriscoll s blog 2 comments

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  • jlevinger | MIT Center for Civic Media
    specific problems Two people from the National Democratic Institute in Lebanon presented their ideas for a project to engage youth in the upcoming Lebanese municipal elections Because voting patterns tend to closely follow sectarian lines the group is Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about IMDC4SA Day 3 jlevinger s blog IMDC4SA Day 2 Submitted by jlevinger on December 9 2009 10 07pm Day 2 was spent without our Iraqi counterparts so we had more technical discussions Nadav pitched a delay tolerant network that was immediately called data mule Jeff had a good crowd for his balloon and kite demonstrations and for Cartagen as a vector mapping platform I was in a conversation about how to incentivize participants Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about IMDC4SA Day 2 jlevinger s blog Mobile Data Collection for Social Action Submitted by jlevinger on December 8 2009 10 38pm At the Innovations in Mobile Data Collection for Social Action in Iraq and the Middle East conference We started off by asking questions about when and where mobile or distributed data can make a difference in a rapidly rotating roundtable Projects I ve learned about at and through

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  • KatrinVerclas | MIT Center for Civic Media
    Media Katrin s background is in IT management IT in social change organizations and in philanthropy She served as the Executive Director of NTEN The Nonprofit Technology Network the national association of IT professionals working in the more than one million nonprofit organizations in the United States Previously she served as a program officer at the Proteus Fund focusing on the use of technology in civic and democratic participation and

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