Data journalism sits at the heart of the movement toward increased government transparency, open data and accountability. But the role of the media in this equation – and of free speech – is too often overlooked.
There’s a media and technology feeding frenzy in Washington. Failing U.S. newspapers are looking for a bailout from the government; nonprofits, telecoms and policy wonks are scrambling to have their say and get their piece of the economic stimulus action – a few billion dollars – to expand broadband networks AND create more content and […]
If you’re bored with the talking heads, check out the action on the streets of St. Paul. Police there conducted “a pre-emptive strike against disruptive protests” ahead of the Republican National Convention, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Liliana Segura writes for AlterNet that the raids targeted video activists. Which leads to at least one […]