Tag: Center for Civic Media

by J. Nathan Matias

A version of this post first appeared on the Center for Civic Media blog. Is our appetite for tasty celebrity news and comfortable opinions creating a toxically polarized society? What should our information diet be, and how would we measure it? Who’s responsible for changing the media? At the Center for Civic Media, Clay Johnson, [...] more »

by Andrew Whitacre

For those who may not know, we at the MIT Center for Civic Media have doubled down on our events schedule. In addition to co-hosting events with other groups around MIT as we have the last few years, we now have two major event series: Civic Media Sessions and Civic Lunches. The latter is an [...] more »

by Matt Stempeck

The standard U.S. Food and Drug Administration nutrition label is well-known here in the United States because it is both consistent (for better or worse) and ubiquitous: You’ll find it on almost all packaged foods, excluding certain foods like fresh meat (until 2012) and fresh-baked goods (creating an opening in the market for cupcake detectives). [...] more »

by Matt Stempeck

Alisa Miller’s TED Talk brilliantly illustrates what news industry observers have been warning for years: Our news diet is distorted. We get very little news about places outside the United States, and that amount dwindles further when we remove Iraq from the equation. If you look at our supply of news from places outside the [...] more »

by Guy Berger

Opening panel at the conference is talking from local media (as civic media), ranging to macro political level. Tweeting the debates. more »