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As a media research fellow at New America, Minna Aslama Horowitz coordinates the work the New America Foundation's Open Technology Initiative is completing in association with the Mapping Digital Media, http://mappingdigitalmedia.org project. Minna Aslama Horowitz teaches International Communication at St. John’s University, is Affiliate Fellow at Fordham University, and a researcher at the University of Helsinki. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Helsinki and has taken part in several international research projects including The Media Between Culture and Commerce Project by the European Science Foundation, and the research-advocacy project on Global Media Monitoring of news media. From 2008-2009, she served as the Program Officer for the Necessary Knowledge for a Democratic Public Sphere program at the Social Science Research Council. Prior to her academic career, she has worked at United Nations, the Finnish Broadcasting Company, and as a consultant for various national and international organizations on media research and journalism training. Her recent/ongoing research work includes new conceptualizations of ‘participation’ in the web 2.0 era, public service media, and media policy flows in the globalizing media environment.