Archive for the 'Media' Category

Crashing the E-Politics and E-Democracy Gates

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

Cross-posted to PBS’s IdeaLab.
My focus tends to be the “citizen” in citizen media.
Over the last few years I’ve increasing found myself at conferences like Public Media and the Online News Association. I always feel a bit out of place, because despite the adoption of online interactivity in online news and media, I am still pretty [...]

Conferences – E-Democracy Barcamp, Politics Online Conf, We Media, SXSW

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

Alan Rosenblatt, put together a great list of upcoming conferences in the U.S.. Thanks Alan!
Steven Clift
P.S. Alan is one of E-Democracy.Org’s Board members, so feel free to connect with him at any of these events if you are interested in local Issues Forums or opportunities for collaboration.
The Internet Advocacy Roundtable Roundup
Lots of great conferences coming [...]

Join our Round 2 Full Proposals – Knight News Challenge

Monday, November 19th, 2007

Through E-Democracy.Org, I submitted 11 proposals directly and we signed onto two other proposals in round one of the 2007 Knight News Challenge.
The value of this kind of grant challenge is the requirement to condense an idea into a few hundred words. Most of ideas we submitted will likely find a life in future [...]

MIT Center for Future Civic Media, State of Emergency in Pakistan and the Internet Analysis

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

The new Knight Foundation-funded MIT Center for Future Civic Media is out with a multi-editor blog. See:
The current post State of Emergency in Pakistan: An Analysis of Local Media provides an excellent review of efforts to make it around government censorship. Here is a clip:
On a positive note, the [...]

I need your help

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Last year, over one hundred of you endorsed my work when I was in the final stages of my Ashoka application process. It was very humbling. Ashoka was impressed.
I need your help again. Now that I am focused on building E-Democracy.Org full-time, we’ve reached a key moment where we must raise funds to meet the [...]

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