This Week in Civic Media: "Will I Fit In?", Post Secret via QR

This Week in Civic Media: "Will I Fit In?", Post Secret via QR

From the Center

Media in Transition 7

  • Podcast: "Media in Transition 7: Unstable Platforms" with @jbenton @mleccese and more http://cot.ag/ifseho #MiT7

Future of News

  • "No dead ends: How news sites can keep readers engaged" http://cot.ag/jVTiLt
  • With more flexibility available, Latin American newspapers see boom in print and online http://cot.ag/inrt1q
  • Seven lessons for journalists from tech entrepreneurs http://cot.ag/lzqzFH via @knightfdn
  • The news site donation-engagement paradox: those who give most are often the least engaged, and vice versa http://cot.ag/kS1oGd

Natural Gas

  • The Fracking Song, a "musical explainer" by @jayrosen_nyu students based on ProPublica work. jr.ly/b7yp. The future is now.

MIT 150th anniversary

  • Great tribute piece from @BillGates on 'Why MIT Matters' http://bo.st/kVy65G (from this Sunday's @BostonGlobe special magazine)

Jobs

Elsewhere

  • Sunlight Foundation's @danielschuman testifies to Congress: lift CRS restrictions, open THOMAS data http://cot.ag/lT0T35
  • FCC commissioner approves merger of Comcast and NBC Universal, then leaves FCC to be lobbyist for Comcast http://cot.ag/kUo6ky
  • Real-world social games are fun…but do they work? http://cot.ag/lYrjEN via @knightfdn