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This Week in Civic Media: The relaunch of our prison blogging platform, and Steve Kurtz at MIT

News from the Center

Events This Week

Knight News Challenge


  • Ask Congress to protect funding for the Electronic Government Fund via @sunfoundation

Future of Journalism

  • @lisawilliams: “Journalism will be smaller and smaller organizations making a bigger and bigger impact.”
  • Unintended p.r. of non-profit success: Praising @ProPublica’s model, op-ed says it’s proof NPR doesn’t need public funding

Natural gas

  • @NiemanLab: The thematic network: How the Post-Gazette covers natural gas #extract
  • PA directive guts independent oversight of drilling violations in Marcellus Shale

Union battles

  • @WISN12News: Budget Would Balance Without Collective Bargaining Law via @SprawledOut
  • Mt. Holyoke prez protests to Maine gov (and Holyoke alumna) over removal of “pro-union” mural