Tag: open government

by Julie Keck

1. Post correspondent Jason Rezaian sentenced to prison term in Iran (Peter Holley / Washington Post) 2. Podcasting in 2015 is like blogging circa 2004: exciting, evolving, trouble for incumbents (Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab) 3. Harassment causes anxiety, affects work, women journalists say (Allison Ridgway / Ryerson Journalism Research Centre) 4. City of Boston […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. In Salt Lake City, the community radio station invited the community in to podcast (Melody Kramer / Poynter) 2. Open State preserves Politwoops’ history on the net (via Open State) 3. Jeff Bezos (finally) pumps up the Post with Prime (Ken Doctor / Politico Media) 4. Coming soon to Facebook: A ‘Dislike’ button (Vindu […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The Washington Post has developed 8 apps for quizzes and games (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 2. Why PBS and ‘viewers like you’ must continue saving ‘POV’ & ‘Independent Lens’ (Daniel Clarkson Fisher / Medium) 3. LinkedIn CEO talks to Kara Swisher about shaping LinkedIn into a content giant on Re/Code Decode (Noah Kulwin / […] more »

by Erica A. Hernandez

Transparency is inconvenient. It’s inconvenient for the reporter who’s trying to report the news and it’s inconvenient for the government that attempts to hide information. “It is not unique for federal officials to go to great lengths to get around having to turn over documents or respond,” Sharyl Attkisson said during a keynote address last […] more »

by Alexander Howard

While it has often been derided as a do-nothing Congress, the 113th session of the legislative body of the United States of America may end up being the best for enacting open government laws in decades. After passing the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA) of 2013 (S.994), a historic open government data bill that President Obama signed into […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Facebook unveils shared photo albums (Mashable) 2. Why magazine iPad subscription numbers are worse than you thought (Ad Age) 3. Vine gets better with age: How screens, speed and network are changing the future of online video (GigaOm) 4. Honolulu Civil Beat helps the public fight for better records access (Nieman Lab) 5. Google […] more »

by Mark Glaser

There is a certain balance that the government has to maintain when it comes to our privacy online. Certain law enforcement agencies such as the FBI and Department of Justice might need to look at emails or private Facebook messages to catch terrorists or other criminals who inhabit digital worlds. But the ACLU recently found […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. U.S. confidence in TV news hits all-time low, Gallup says (Politico) 2. ‘Hulu for magazines’ now available on iPad (Time) 3. Why The New York Times keeps its social media rules informal (Poynter) 4. Could media companies use crowdfunding to […] more »

by Katie Donnelly

With the 2010 U.S. elections coming into view, many people are looking for more information about the people running for office — and the individuals and organizations funding these candidates. Fortunately, there are dozens of initiatives that mine and share the data that influence policy and policy-makers. Many are funded by The Sunlight Foundation, which […] more »