Tag: election

by Brian Moritz

Click here to read entire series Election Day is always one of the most exciting days in any newsroom. The rush of breaking news, the crunching of data late into the night, and covering stories that matter to the country and to your community make it one of the most exhilarating days to be a […] more »

by Amanda Hickman

When we make lists of the kinds of source documents users can upload to DocumentCloud, they can get pretty long. DocumentCloud is court filings, hearing transcripts, testimony, legislation, lab reports, memos, meeting minutes, correspondence. I can say with absolute confidence that in all of our planning, “ballots” never once came up as the sort of […] more »

by David Ardia

Yesterday, I read an article in the New York Times describing the fears some voters in Duval County, Florida have that their early votes will be lost and never counted. I found the article deeply disturbing. It wasn’t because it surprised me that people fear their votes won’t be counted (that fear has some precedent […] more »

by Liz Nord

(A Street Team ’08 video by our Connecticut reporter plays at Election HQ in MTV’s Virtual World.) One of the main components of Knight and MTV’s big citizen journalism experiment, Street Team ’08, is MOBILE. In our case, the already loaded term has many meanings…our project includes mobile phones, on both the production and distribution […] more »

by Ian V. Rowe

The premise of our MTV/Knight Choose or Lose Street Team ’08 is that the path to civic participation and becoming a voter is different for everyone, particularly among today’s youth. Frequently, young people disconnect the issues that concern them most, from the act of voting – on the premise that their individual vote won’t make […] more »

by Ian V. Rowe

“When I say that we all ought to collectively stand, bend over, and moon the rest of the media world, I really mean it. And it’s too bad a few people had crappy times, but that’s entirely the failure of this country to build the kind of communications infrastructure that Europeans and Koreans can’t laugh […] more »

by JD Lasica

I had a contrarian reaction to Steve Jobs’ keynote at Macworld Expo last week. Sitting in the convention center, tapping away at my laptop once again, I couldn’t help but think that some of the magic of Apple had left the room. Jobs, now on the board of Disney, has been slowly morphing into a […] more »

by Steven Clift

On my Democracies Online blog I shared my dismay about the so-called online candidate debates thus far this election cycle. With E-Democracy.Org we hosted the first online candidate debate back in 1994, so I am looking for innovations that involve the public in determining the questions and would be satisfied without real candidate rebuttals online. […] more »