Tag: state department

by Julie Keck

1. State Dept. blocks access to MOOCs in countries with economic sanctions (Carl Straumsheim / Inside Higher Ed) 2. Are journalists being ‘intellectually outgunned’ when it comes to data? (Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk) 3. Teaching the essential skills of the mobile classroom (Beth Holland / Edutopia) 4. The tricky task of figuring out what makes […] more »

by Susan Currie Sivek

Rarely does a job opportunity circulate on Twitter with such enthusiasm. Called a “dream job” and a “really amazing opportunity,” or just introduced with “ooh” or “wow,” the new Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship competition clearly appealed to professionals and dreamers alike. The program represents a unique collaboration between a major media organization and the […] more »

by Margaret Looney

When Marguerite Sullivan started the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) in 2007, she said she faced skepticism as to whether the U.S.-based organization could help advance media development worldwide. But since its launch, CIMA, which is part of the National Endowment for Democracy, has been helping independent news outlets and foundations navigate the ever-shifting media landscape […] more »

by Eva Harder

Twitter is changing the face of diplomacy; in fact, it’s creating an entirely new concept in foreign relations that is changing the way publics are informed by governments. “Twi-plomacy“ is a term that many in the social media world may not yet be familiar with, but it’s becoming prevalent among government offices. It describes an […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. State Department clarifies potential Amazon Kindle deal (PaidContent) 2. Media companies bid for new Web domains (Poynter) 3. You can now hear SoundCloud without leaving Twitter (GigaOm) 4. Microsoft could be buying social website Yammer (Bloomberg) 5. Upcoming documentary profiles […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. U.S. State Department could enter into e-reader contract with Amazon (AppNewser) 2. Times-Picayune, Alabama papers go through mass layoffs (Poynter) 3. Amazon, Google among bidders of new Web names like .news and .lol (PaidContent) 4. Is the DOJ looking out […] more »

by Clothilde Le Coz

WASHINGTON, DC — Since May 3, 1991, World Press Freedom Day has been celebrated worldwide annually to raise awareness of the importance of freedom of the press and remind governments of their duty to respect it. Marking the 20th anniversary last Tuesday, an international conference was organized in Washington, DC, by the United Nations Educational, […] more »

by Steven Davy

The Defense Department’s new head of public affairs says there is no more powerful communication tool in reaching supporters and critics alike then with a personally delivered message. What’s the suggestion? Social media technologies like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter must be thoroughly engaged by civilian and military personnel at DoD in a new era of […] more »

by Mark Hannah

“How could a mass murderer who publicly praised the terrorists of Sept. 11 be winning the hearts and minds of anyone? How can a man in a cave outcommunicate the world’s leading communications society?” — Richard Holbrooke, Former US Ambassador to the UN, Get the Message Out, The Washington Post, October 2001 We’re a nation […] more »

by Mark Hannah

“What is public diplomacy?” was the first question that Ted Koppel posed at the recent Media as a Global Diplomat conference attended largely by public diplomacy professionals. I was surprised that the panelists, including the outgoing Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy & Public Affairs, couldn’t readily agree on an answer to this foundational question. […] more »