This Week in Civic Media: Digital signage project “Sameboat” on display in Wisconsin

Sameboat LED sign

From the Center

  • “Wisconsin foundation develops innovative digital signage project with @civicMIT” (Thanks, @michelemclellan!)
  • @knightfdn: Using technology to connect, and keep us human
  • Our friend Mel King was inducted into the New England Civil Rights hall of fame

News Corp

  • Times (UK) questions priorities of hacking story coverage w/ starving child image, then runs celebrity stories on cover
  • Hacking the hacking story, Anonymous set to release News of the World emails
  • News of the World whistleblower found dead, police say circumstances are “not suspicious”
  • @rekha6: This opinion piece by a #phonehacking victim just begs for a map of influence.
  • Over the years, News Corp’s marketing arm has paid $655m to make espionage and other charges go away

Federal Debt Battle

Gov 2.0…ish

  • Sunlight Foundation: Senators waste $250k/year printing out and putting back online already-electronic campaign finance disclosures


  • Scary in #Chile RT @miguelpaz: Live twitcam from #Dichato Citizens report violent police raids

Elsewhere in “#civicmedia

  • @dansinker: Thrilled to announce that I’ll be joining Mozilla to head up the Knight-Mozilla News Partnership:
  • @RyanResella: How To Run Local Government Via Facebook via @fastcompany
  • @baratunde: #ff @changemakers who are running a global #civicmedia grant competition. submit!
  • Closing of NYC’s St. Vincent’s hospital has proven “a distaster” to community