Monthly Archives: June 2011

Metrics for civic impacts of journalism

How do news organizations measure impact? That’s the question I found myself talking with Phil Bronstein of the San Francisco Chronicle earlier this week. He’d gotten in touch to talk about what tools are available to help newspaper editors track … Continue reading

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links for 2011-06-29

Where Danger Lives: The Professor is dead. Long live Netflix! A devoted Netflix reviewer reflects on the company's decision to anonymize reviews and remove community features. Helpful meditation on what companies throw away when they serve broad demographic bases and … Continue reading

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Mohamed Nanabhay and Joi Ito at Center for Civic Media

Yes, it’s sad that I’m blogging a talk three days late. But these were really good presentations, and I wanted to get a record of what Joi and Mohamed both said. From Friday, at the Knight-MIT Civic Media conference, a … Continue reading

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Visions of civic media, from Chris Csikszentmihalyi and Sasha Constanza Chock

This notes are an inaccurate as any of my liveblogging, and they’re late to boot. :-) Here are notes from our session Thursday morning at the Knight-Civic Media Conference. Chris Csikszentmihalyi introduces our panel as one that begins with him … Continue reading

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Closing thoughts at the Knight-Civic Media Conference

A note – I’m waaaay behind on liveblogging because I’ve been on stage throughout much of the Civic Media conference. But I promise to catch up and post a set of notes on sessions yesterday and today, though possibly not … Continue reading

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Four Questions about Civic Media

The weekend before MIT’s Center for Civic Media conference, I was at a family reunion with my wife’s family, in Bandera, Texas. And while my wife’s family was much more interested in our 18 month-old son than in my professional … Continue reading

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Baratunde Thurston and civic satire

Baratunde Thurston, digital editor for The Onion, offers his advice on “How to Save the World With Satire”, a talk he encourages us to tag #civitunde. Before explaining his work as a civic media actor, he offers us a portrait … Continue reading

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Knight News Challenge winners at the MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference

For the next three days, MIT is hosting the 2011 MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference. The event showcases the recipients of Knight’s annual News Challenge, and this year, it’s the opportunity for a slate of announcements and introductions. It’s one of … Continue reading

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(Good) personal news

So, I got a new job. A really cool new job. As of September, I’ll be based at the MIT Media Lab as a principal research scientist and director of the Center for Civic Media. The Center is the next … Continue reading

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links for 2011-06-15

Participation in the Networked Public Sphere Smart piece from Henry Farrell argues that increased participation in politics via the internet is likely to be highly partisan, more polarized than previous engagement. (tags: blogs internet culture politics polarization sunstein benkler)

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