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Recent news from the Center for Civic Media

The Week in Civic Media 02.04.11: Costanza-Chock to join CMS faculty, N'western launches news innovation lab

From the Center 2.0

  • Dr. Sasha Costanza-Chock, civic media specialist, joins MIT faculty http://cot.ag/gmsDEo
  • Medill and McCormick launch a news innovation lab with $4.2 million in Knight funding http://cot.ag/glUYjy via @niemanlab

Egypt+

  • "In Egypt, should Internet access be an inalienable right?" @c4fcm weighs in http://wapo.st/eUAF0a via @washingtonpost
  • @washingtonpost: Syrians use Facebook, Twitter to call for protests on #Feb4 and #Feb5 http://wapo.st/iknZxT #Syria #Egypt #Jordan
  • John Palfrey op-ed on Egypt protests and the Global Network Initiative: http://cot.ag/eaqI86

Crisis Mapping

Dr. Sasha Costanza-Chock, civic media specialist, joins MIT faculty

An exciting announcement just via MIT Comparative Media Studies director Jim Paradis. Costanza-Chock will work closely with the Center starting with his arrival this fall:

Comparative Media Studies at MIT is pleased to announce that Dr. Sasha Costanza-Chock has been appointed as Assistant Professor of Civic Media and will begin teaching at MIT in the fall of 2011.

Sasha Costanza-Chock is a scholar and media maker who works in the interrelated areas of social movements and information and communication technologies; participatory technology design and community based participatory research; and the transnational movement for media justice and communication rights, including comunicación populár.

His work has involved the use of mobile phones for social change; digital literacies and digital inclusion; and race, class, and gender in digital space. He has done research on the transformation of public media systems; the political economy of communication; and information and communications policy.

The Week in Civic Media 01.28.11: Civic media podcasts, National Conference for Media Reform

From the Center/MIT

North Africa protests

  • @Rosental: Amazing coverage of Egyptian protests at @globalvoices: tweets and blog posts from the front lines http://bit.ly/gPIOEF

The Future of (Sometimes Money-Making) News

National Conference for Media Reform early-bird pricing

The Center for Future Civic Media is a proud member of the local host committee for the National Conference for Media Reform (April 8-10, here in Boston).

As such, we want to encourage everyone to take advantage of early registration pricing, which ends Friday ($125 vs. $175 afterward).

Here's why you should: A long list of amazing people will be there. They range from experts on Internet law to a Tony Award-winning playwright, and from a Nobel laureate to organizers working on the front lines of the media reform movement.

Here are just a few of the amazing people who will be joining us in Boston:

Podcast: Sasha Costanza-Chock, "Se Ve, Se Siente: Transmedia Mobilization in the Los Angeles Immigrant Rights Movement"

Sasha Costanza-Chock is a scholar and mediamaker who works in areas including: social movements and ICTs; participatory technology design and community based participatory research; the transnational movement for media justice and communication rights; comunicación populár; mobile phones and social change; digital literacies and digital inclusion; race, class, and gender in digital space, the transformation of public media systems; the political economy of communication; and information and communications policy. He holds a PhD from the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern California, where he is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate, and is also a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Sasha presently lives in Los Angeles, where he works with community-based organizations to develop critical digital literacies (for example, see http://vozmob.net).

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