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Creating Internet Accountability | Columbia Journalism Review

July 23, 2013

"Rebecca MacKinnon is the sort of person who, after Edward Snowden leaked details of the government’s digital surveillance program, could say, if she wanted to: I told you so. At least, that’s what fans have been telling her, lately.

Building a Multi-Platform Media For—and By—the Public

  • By
  • Tom Glaisyer,
  • Benjamin Lennett,
  • New America Foundation

At first glance, the new rule approved last month by the Federal Communications Commission requiring local television broadcasters to make public their records on political ad spending might seem revelatory. But in reality, it represents a very modest change to longstanding policy.

Filling the Gaps in the Tar Heel State | Columbia Journalism Review

April 6, 2012

Researcher Fiona Morgan spent months documenting the information ecosystem in just one part of the state in 2010 and 2011. Some interesting new sites, like the Raleigh Public Record, focus primarily on local civic news, while other news organizations are shifting to focus more on politics in preparation for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte and the 2012 election. Parts of North Carolina also have a rich political blogging history, from Pam’s House Blend on the left to Pundit House on the right.

Q & A: New America Foundation’s Tom Glaisyer | Columbia Journalism Review

March 20, 2012

Starting in 2010, in the context of the FCC’s Future of Media Inquiry, the New America Foundation’s Media Policy Initiative began asking members of the public for help in collecting these public files and posting them on the Internet. Now, with the FCC’s recent proposal to require broadcasters to post the files online—and with TV stations’ adamant opposition to the proposal—the New America Foundation has reenergized its crowdsourcing campaign. Alysia Santo recently spoke with NAF media policy fellow Tom Glaisyer about the project.

Countering Misinformation: Tips for Journalists | Columbia Journalism Review

February 29, 2012

This article was written by Brendan Nyhan and Jason Reifler. It is adapted from Misinformation and Fact-checking: Research Findings from Social Science (PDF), a New America Foundation Media Policy Initiative report they co-authored that was released Tuesday in Washington, DC.

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Signal and Noise | Columbia Journalism Review

July 8, 2011

... Tom Glaisyer, a Knight Media Policy Fellow at the New America Foundation, for example, envisions the emergence of a connected world of public service publishing based around libraries, community groups, and journalism schools, many of whom are already active participants in publishing to local communities. Such a vision relies on the idea that the majority of newsgathering will fall to more dispersed sources, some of them professional journalists and many of them not. ...

Covering Obama’s Secret War | Columbia Journalism Review

May 11, 2011

... President Barack Obama has authorized 193 drone strikes in Pakistan since he took office in 2009, more than four times the number of attacks that President George W. Bush authorized during his two terms, according to the New America Foundation, a Washington-based public-policy institute. ...

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A Brief History of 'Save Darfur' | Columbia Journalism Review

March 16, 2011

... The Darfur lobby was born, as Rebecca Hamilton recounts in Fighting for Darfur, a history of American policy on Darfur between 2003-2010 and the mass movement that sought to direct it. Hamilton, a Harvard-trained lawyer and current Sudan correspondent for The Washington Post, knows the movement well because she was once among its leaders. ...

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  • By
  • Steve Coll,
  • New America Foundation
November 1, 2010 |

Steven Waldman
Future of Media Project
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554

Dear Steve,

Steve Coll in Columbia Journalism Review

September 30, 2007

Elisabeth Sifton praises Steve Coll's book Ghost Wars, along with other books that helped stir public debate about America being at war.

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