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July 2, 2013

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The Role of Advocacy in Media and Telecom Policy

A by-invitation experts’ workshop
New America Foundation
Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, 2013

When student reporters seek broadcaster transparency, it is surprising what they find

April 27, 2012

Our work at the Media Policy Initiative has been in support of both broadcaster transparency and advancing the idea that journalism schools can be news producers, so we couldn’t have been happier when the two ideas intersected in a piece produced by Kent State University undergraduate and

New Tools for Today's Investigative Journalist

October 14, 2011
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Originally posted on DanBlah.com and cross posted from the Open Technology Initiative.

While I am by no means a seasoned investigative journalist, I have the good fortune to work with some. Looking ten years back I couldn't imagine a media organization considering geek qualifications a core part of an investigative team. In 2011, turning a geek into an investigative journalist is a no-brainer.

New Tools for Today's Investigative Journalist

October 14, 2011
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Originally posted on DanBlah.com

While I am by no means a seasoned investigative journalist, I have the good fortune to work with some. Looking ten years back I couldn't imagine a media organization considering geek qualifications a core part of an investigative team. In 2011, turning a geek into an investigative journalist is a no-brainer.

Information’s Triumph? Three Ways TechCrunch Challenges Ideas of Journalism

  • By
  • C. W. Anderson,
  • New America Foundation
September 7, 2011 |

In the spirit of doing what one does best and linking to the rest, I’ll dispense with a lengthy overview of the controversy that erupted when AOL CEO Tim Armstrong and Silicon Valley power-broker and TechCrunch founder Mike Arrington announced the launch of what they called “the CrunchFund” — a venture fund that will “invest in start-ups, including some that [Arrington] and his staff write about” on TechCrunch,

Media Is Growing More White. What’s the FCC Doing About It?

  • By
  • Jason Smith,
  • New America Foundation
August 11, 2011 |

The increasing lack of racial diversity in the U.S. media landscape is becoming a hot topic and putting pressure on policy makers to (finally) pay attention.

To Preserve Democracy, Preserve Journalism

  • By
  • Tom Glaisyer,
  • Sarah Stonbely,
  • New America Foundation
July 1, 2011 |

What information is necessary in the 21st century?

On June 9, the Federal Communications Commission issued "The Information Needs of Communities," a report of nearly 500 pages. It was written by Steven Waldman, an accomplished journalist and Internet entrepreneur, and dozens of collaborators. It's a comprehensive, bird's-eye view of U.S. media that begins with a basic, given principle: news and information are essential to our democracy.

News Organizations Should Stop Being Neutral on Net Neutrality

  • By
  • Kat Aaron,
  • New America Foundation
February 2, 2011 |

Many news organizations have a love-hate relationship with the Internet. While the abundance of free, online news has helped wreak havoc on the industry, the Internet itself has created incredible possibilities for news outlets to expand their reach and spark innovation. Thanks to the Internet, audiences can contribute to reporting and news in ways that would have been unimaginable a generation ago. Even the most venerable papers are experimenting with crowdsourced journalism.

'Blood Libel': How Language Evolves and Spreads Within Online Worlds

  • By
  • C. W. Anderson,
  • New America Foundation
January 18, 2011 |

When Sarah Palin used the term “blood libel” to describe purported attacks on her and the Tea Party movement in the wake of Saturday’s tragic shooting in Tucson, some were left wondering why the former governor would use a phrase historically associated with anti-Semitism.

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