Eight open government recommendations for Canada

Earlier this year, I accepted an invitation from Canadian Minister of Parliament Tony Clement, the president of Canada’s Treasury Board, to be a member of Canada’s advisory panel on open government, joining others from Canada’s tech industry, the academy and civil society. The first — and only — meeting to date was held via telepresence […]

What is the relationship of social media and politics in 2012?

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Taking stock of global freedom of expression on World Press Freedom Day

In 2010, only 1 in 6 people lives in countries with a free press, according to a new report on press freedom from Freedom House. There is a long road ahead to establishing and protecting freedom of expression for humanity. Freedom House Survey of Global Media Independence View more presentations from Knight Foundation This week, […]

ProPublica: Understanding the budget standoff and government shutdown [CHEATSHEET]

This ProPublica story by Marian Wang (@mariancw) is syndicated under a Creative Commons license. If you found it useful, make sure to follow @ProPublica on Twitter and do what ever else you can to support their Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporting. For more on this story, the Sunlight Foundation has also provided a helpful guide to […]

Building a revolution in relevance in an age of information abundance

“We’ve had a decade’s worth of news in less than two months,” Mike Allen, chief White House correspondent for Politico. In the Saturday edition of Politico’s Playbook, Allen looked back at the Arab Spring and Japanese ongoing challenges: It was Feb. 11 – seven weeks ago — that Mubarak fled the Arab spring, a rolling […]

Building the narrative of Gov 2.0, one story at a time

Earlier this week, FutureGov Asia published a story arguing that there is no coherent narrative for Gov 2.0. To its authors, it must be said that, respectfully, there is a narrative out there, for those who are willing to search it out and reference it. Readers can find the narrative of collaboratively reported in real-time […]

A short story about Derek Willis, open data and database journalism at the New York Times

Dan Melton and Derek Willis presentations from IOGDC For more on how Code for America is inspiring a new generation of civic coders, tune into the webinar in the linked piece or read techPresident on how developers pledge to connect citizens.

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