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  • Andrew's blog | MIT Center for Civic Media
    be successful Interested Read on Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Vojo Development Gig Job Opening Research Scientist Submitted by Andrew on November 5 2013 1 21pm The Center for Civic Media is currently seeking a research scientist to build and lead a research portfolio focused on the future of the newsroom We need someone who can lead research manage partnerships work with graduate students and help us articulate the vision of a sustainable and impactful newsroom Our new research scientist will work with groups at the Media Lab and at MIT more broadly to identify new technologies that will change how we discover report and disseminate the news The Media Lab works with and is supported by a wide range of member companies Our new research scientist will manage relationships with member companies who are interested in the future of news the transformation of newsrooms and financial models that support quality journalism Our new hire will organize an annual conference dedicated to the future of news And finally he or she will also mentor and advise masters candidates whose research focuses on news technologies This may include teaching a class on future newsrooms Link Apply Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Job Opening Research Scientist Fellowship Opportunity Media Cloud Project Fellow Submitted by Andrew on November 4 2013 3 02pm Crossposted with the Berkman Center The Berkman Center for Internet Society at Harvard University and the MIT Center for Civic Media seek a fellow to join Media Cloud a project led by Yochai Benkler and Ethan Zuckerman and driven by an interdisciplinary team of staff and researchers The fellow will lead the production of scholarly papers and outputs advance specific research threads and contribute to the development of research methods and tools Media Cloud is an open source open data platform that allows researchers to answer complex quantitative and qualitative questions about the content of online media and helps to support a novel data driven perspective on the dynamics of online conversations Link Apply for the Fellowship Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Fellowship Opportunity Media Cloud Project Fellow Following Aaron Swartz suicide MIT President s statement Submitted by Andrew on January 14 2013 9 35am I posted the following to the Comparative Media Studies site the reaction around the Center to Swartz s suicide is we all would agree still too raw for the Monday after A collection of articles essays testimonials and other media is available too The CMS community in particular several of its colleagues at the Center for Civic Media who knew Aaron Swartz well is grappling with the reality that he is no longer with us Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Following Aaron Swartz suicide MIT President s statement Video Andrew Lowenthal EngageMedia Video4Change Submitted by Andrew on December 10 2012 8 41am EngageMedia is a citizen video sharing platform as well as a training network development

    Original URL path: https://civic.mit.edu/blog/andrew (2016-04-29)
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  • Vojo Development Gig | MIT Center for Civic Media
    a minor in humanities as well as an M F A in creative writing from Emerson College His work includes drawing up and executing strategic communications plans with projects such as website design social media management and training press outreach product launches fundraising campaign support and event promotion MIT Center for Civic Media Vojo Development Gig Submitted by Andrew on July 9 2014 3 01pm Via Sasha The team at Vojo co is looking for an amazing developer who believes in free software and social justice to work with us on a short term gig to support exciting new projects in Mexico and Brasil We are gearing up to work with the Centro de los Derechos del Migrante Center for Migrant Rights on a project focused on justice in labor recruitment practices in Mexico and with Correio Nago in Brasil to conduct Vojo workshops in Afrobrasilian communities in 5 states during the coming year We re looking for a talented passionate developer to help us localize Vojo co so that these projects will be successful Interested Read on Not you Please feel free to share w folks who you think would be good http bit ly vojo summer2014gig Read more

    Original URL path: https://civic.mit.edu/blog/andrew/vojo-development-gig (2016-04-29)
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  • Job Opening: Research Scientist | MIT Center for Civic Media
    promotion MIT Center for Civic Media Job Opening Research Scientist Submitted by Andrew on November 5 2013 1 21pm The Center for Civic Media is currently seeking a research scientist to build and lead a research portfolio focused on the future of the newsroom We need someone who can lead research manage partnerships work with graduate students and help us articulate the vision of a sustainable and impactful newsroom Our new research scientist will work with groups at the Media Lab and at MIT more broadly to identify new technologies that will change how we discover report and disseminate the news The Media Lab works with and is supported by a wide range of member companies Our new research scientist will manage relationships with member companies who are interested in the future of news the transformation of newsrooms and financial models that support quality journalism Our new hire will organize an annual conference dedicated to the future of news And finally he or she will also mentor and advise masters candidates whose research focuses on news technologies This may include teaching a class on future newsrooms Are you right for this job We d like you to have at least five years of professional experience in journalism broadcast media new media or software development We d also like you to have newsroom experience which could include working as a journalist or a technologist supporting reporters or publishers You ll need to be comfortable with software development which could include experience with product management design or software architecture Finally you ll need to have a demonstrated track record of working independently and leading small project teams There s rarely a dull moment here at the Media Lab so to thrive in this position you ll need an excellent sense of humor

    Original URL path: https://civic.mit.edu/blog/andrew/job-opening-research-scientist (2016-04-29)
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  • Fellowship Opportunity: Media Cloud Project Fellow | MIT Center for Civic Media
    law computer science journalism data visualization and other fields to understand substantive issues and objectives assess needs and capabilities and collaboratively develop research methods to meet the project s broader goals contributing to the development of the research and technical platforms planning communicating and implementing Media Cloud workshops and convenings managing the selection oversight and mentorship of student researchers developing plans and timelines to advance project priorities and meet deadlines and providing additional project support as needed The fellowship is positioned to share time between the Berkman Center and the Center for Civic Media at MIT working closely with researchers staff and faculty at both institutions The community of fellows and researchers at the two Centers includes a wide range of people working on issues related to Internet and society including scholars practitioners innovators and others committed to understanding and advancing the public interest Basic Qualifications Bachelor s degree required Additional Qualifications Candidate should be energetic and passionate about working on issues related to social mobilization and network analysis Superior writing and verbal skills sound judgment exceptional ethical standards and proven abilities in interpersonal communication supervision project management and team building are required The fellow will have heart verve and vigor a can do attitude a very good sense of humor and a strong desire to affect change in the world Demonstrable knowledge of statistical and content analysis text analysis and natural language processing visualization and the ability to produce large social science research outputs is preferred Familiarity with the intersections of policy with technology regulation and social impact is beneficial An advanced degree in a related field is strongly preferred Experience with technical substantive and organizational work for non governmental or academic organizations is useful in addition to experience in managing and guiding participating researchers and collaborators Additional Information The Centers encourage and support inviting and rigorous intellectual environments The right candidate will thrive in a committed collaborative and tight knit community that encourages creativity and humor supports deep inquiry values novel approaches to solving problems strives for transparency continually builds upon best practices and lessons learned and supports its community members independent and collective goals In order to most fully and efficiently carry out her duties the candidate will attend workshops and conferences and will have frequent opportunities to expand his her knowledge The annual salary is 48 000 and is eligible for health benefits The position is administratively housed at the Berkman Center and will report to the Research Director at the Berkman Center As with all Berkman Center positions this is a term appointment expected to continue through 12 31 14 subject to department need and funding with strong potential for continuation based on funding and institutional need About Media Cloud Using Media Cloud academic researchers journalism critics and interested citizens can examine what media sources cover which stories what language different media outlets use in conjunction with different stories and how stories spread from one media outlet to another Media Cloud was the research tool

    Original URL path: https://civic.mit.edu/blog/andrew/fellowship-opportunity-media-cloud-project-fellow (2016-04-29)
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  • Following Aaron Swartz suicide, MIT President's statement | MIT Center for Civic Media
    now between private mourning and public reaction between whether or if it s even a choice to honor to Swartz s life in the way family and friends would any other or to lay blame for Swartz s emotional struggles at the feet of the U S Department of Justice and MIT as his family has for pursuing or not fighting respectively a federal case against him for using the MIT network to download millions of academic documents from JSTOR That tension seems to be reflected in the statement yesterday from MIT President Rafael Rief and from what we ve heard the appointment of Hal Abelson as the lead on this internal review and the promise to make it public is an acknowledgment by the Institute that it will take responsibility if and wherever due To the members of the MIT community Yesterday we received the shocking and terrible news that on Friday in New York Aaron Swartz a gifted young man well known and admired by many in the MIT community took his own life With this tragedy his family and his friends suffered an inexpressible loss and we offer our most profound condolences Even for those of us who did not know Aaron the trail of his brief life shines with his brilliant creativity and idealism Although Aaron had no formal affiliation with MIT I am writing to you now because he was beloved by many members of our community and because MIT played a role in the legal struggles that began for him in 2011 I want to express very clearly that I and all of us at MIT are extremely saddened by the death of this promising young man who touched the lives of so many It pains me to think that MIT played any role

    Original URL path: https://civic.mit.edu/blog/andrew/following-aaron-swartz-suicide-mit-presidents-statement (2016-04-29)
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  • Andrew | MIT Center for Civic Media
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Video Andrew Lowenthal EngageMedia Video4Change Andrew s blog Video Nuke Matters Effects of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station on Cape Cod Bay Submitted by Andrew on November 19 2012 9 05am Cape Cod Bay Watch is dedicated to protecting the species habitat and health of Cape Cod Bay The most immediate goal is to educate the public about impacts of Entergy s Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station especially its once through cooling system This system uses over a half billion gallons of water from the bay every day killing marine life in the process and dumping the water heated 32⁰F degrees warmer and polluted with toxic chemicals and radioactive materials back into the bay In our opinion Pilgrim Station does not have a valid permit to operate in this manner and is violating numerous state and federal water quality standards Despite this the facility was recently re licenced to operate for another 20 years Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Video Nuke Matters Effects of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station on Cape Cod Bay Andrew s blog The power of a spicy chicken sandwich or beyond good and evil there s a bug Submitted by Andrew on November 15 2012 10 18am If you ve spent any time in the American south or at the food court in Burlington Mall ten miles outside Boston you ve likely gone weak at the knees at the mention of Chick fil A The waffle fries The sweet tea And tops the spicy chicken sandwich And you too may be conflicted about 1 Chick fil A s homophobia vs 2 how good that spicy chicken sandwich is If this sounds like the Kenny Rogers Roaster episode of Seinfeld it s not far off So it came

    Original URL path: https://civic.mit.edu/users/andrew?page=1 (2016-04-29)
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  • Andrew | MIT Center for Civic Media
    York asked Abrahm Lustgarten to analyze the fracking data the town couldn t ProPublica wouldn t collaborate with the mayor His answer was accommodating but clear that a journalistic outfit still has to remain removed to ensure impartiality but they could cite the data and would still need to compare it to what the company doing the fracking would provide Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Dispatch from the Online News Association conference Andrew s blog Enhanced Delegation Model for Participation in Local Governance Submitted by Andrew on September 19 2012 1 51pm What if residents could allocate their town s spending like some people do their 401 k s I ve been a homeowner for a little over a year so for the first time I m tracking town expenditures and as important listening to other residents town solvable needs and frustrations Arlington s issues can feel piddly The divisive issue this year was a leaf blower ban But dissatisfaction can grow faster than my crabgrass and my own dissatisfaction doesn t have to do with present issues as much as the process we ll have to use when things really do get serious Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Enhanced Delegation Model for Participation in Local Governance Andrew s blog How to Game the System Voting Rules Tweaks for Better Representation Submitted by Andrew on August 30 2012 12 42pm What geeked out little changes to our voting system would you make to result in huge benefits to representative government On Becky s recommendation I ve been reading Elinor Ostrom s Governing the Commons The extraordinarily fun part of the book is how quickly it gets you out of the government is either the solution or the problem debate Now Ostrom tightly circumscribes her research limiting it to common pool resources fisheries grazing land and the like excluding common goods which is what I focus on below in terms of voting and suggesting the self governing self regulating structures she studies can t be broadened to the largest organizational structures like national governments But that doesn t mean I m not tempted to do it anyway Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about How to Game the System Voting Rules Tweaks for Better Representation Andrew s blog To Supreme Court MIT defends using race in admissions Submitted by Andrew on August 15 2012 2 22pm Today MIT and 13 other major universities submitted an amicus brief PDF attached below to the U S Supreme Court in defense of using race as a consideration in the admissions process The case is Fisher v University of Texas Oral arguments will be heard on Oct 10 with a decision expected in early 2013 The core of the schools brief is summed up on page 2 Link SCOTUSblog Fisher v University of Texas at Austin MIT News MIT and peer institutions file Supreme Court amicus brief supporting consideration of race in

    Original URL path: https://civic.mit.edu/users/andrew?page=2 (2016-04-29)
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  • Andrew | MIT Center for Civic Media
    more up to the minute and possibly less intrusive But critics say there s a downside to political ads that combine offline and online data These are not your mom and pop TV ads Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about Political cookies toward private politics Andrew s blog MBTA s budget paradox an empty feeling in pockets and guts Submitted by Andrew on June 14 2012 12 03pm This post stretches in different directions but the question I d like your thoughts on is what would a civic media tool look like that helps people make decisions in their community s long term interest The front page of Boston com yesterday was filled with articles both new and re promoted about Boston s transit agency s budget paradox The MBTA s debt has many fathers from the too young dads who didn t plan for the future which every city seems have to absentee fathers like agencies outside the MBTA who thought it was a great idea to cover any cost overruns of the Big Dig by dumping that debt on the MBTA Perversely environmentalists and fans of interstates were on the same side of this balance the environmental impact of constructing a highway by in turn expanding the mass transit system yet have no real plan to pay for either Link Debt from Big Dig hampers Mass transportation Surging MBTA ridership could overwhelm system report warns Controversy over MBTA fare hikes cutbacks Google Plus One Tweet Widget Facebook Like Read more about MBTA s budget paradox an empty feeling in pockets and guts Andrew s blog Podcast Adapting Journalism to the Web with Jay Rosen and Ethan Zuckerman Submitted by Andrew on April 10 2012 4 39pm Read a detailed run down on our blog

    Original URL path: https://civic.mit.edu/users/andrew?page=3 (2016-04-29)
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