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.
In the City of Fools, a last-minute, April 1 invitation for a private, drop-by with a dignitary is as predictable as cherry blossoms. Still, we appreciated this one to Washington’s frustrated, but very creative, development community: [modevdc] New Meetup: Sit down with Steve Jobs From: “Pete Erickson” To: [modevdc]-firstname.lastname@example.org What: Sit down with Steve Jobs […]
I am excited to announce the launch of a new project that we are calling WeThink. What is it? WeThink is a conversation about innovation and the future — an effort to explore new ideas and promote solutions to the challenges that our society is facing. What’s the big deal? If you follow our work […]
Fifty years ago, the memo that launched the space program and put man on the moon contained just a few, clear paragraphs. The U.S. government’s plan to expand the nation’s broadband is 376 pages – and that’s just the beta. There’s a story here about how the adoption of public policy hasn’t kept pace with a global, always-on world.
There’s a story going around that touts the Internet as a perpetual money machine. It goes something like this: many pieces of old content on the digital-now network have aggregate residual value that, over time, exceed present value of fresh content, which spikes and subsides quickly. The story is called the Long Tail. It is […]
Here’s a promising collaboration we’ll be watching – and a series of events that may interest our Washington friends. The University of Miami’s Knight Center for International Media is organizing a series of discussions in Washington on big global issues with the Center for Strategic & International Studies, an influential global policy think tank. The […]