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This Week in Civic Media: Luciano Calestini (today) room-change, Database journalism

UNICEF Kosovo Innovation Lab

  • Room change! E14-525. Today at MIT, 3pm, RSVP req. “An afternoon with Luciano Calestini, Deputy Head of Office, UNICEF Kosovo Innovation Lab”

Future of Journalism

  • It’s a question that’s nagged at us too, @EricNewton1: what are the new economics of investigative journalism?
  • Want to win a Pulitzer through database journalism? Be ready for Medicare billing data should senators pass this law
  • RT @kdmc: FCC, Knight launch apps for communities contest to bring public data to digitally underserved:

Fracking/Natural gas extraction

  • @ClaireJAustin Fracking stories are hard for mainstream media to tell (v. local, few visuals). Our WellWatch can help
  • Fracking Fight Sparks Intense Lobbying in New York State
  • “Opinions vary on fracking disclosure website” via NBC11 in Grand Junction, CO

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