Courtney Lowery Cowgill

Courtney Lowery Cowgill is a writer, editor, teacher and farmer. As an editor, she works as the managing editor of PBS MediaShift. As a teacher, she's an adjunct professor at the University of Montana School of Journalism, specializing in feature writing, legislative coverage, rural journalism and online journalism. Formerly, she was the editor in chief of the online magazine NewWest.Net, which she co-founded and before that, worked as a newswoman for the Associated Press. When she’s not writing or editing, she’s helping her husband wrangle 150 heritage turkeys, 30 acres of food, overgrown weeds or their young children.

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Courtney Cowgill 1. Amazon sells out of Kindle Fire, stops selling for one week (AllThingsD) 2. 3 states reach $69M settlement with publishers over alleged e-book price fixing (Businessweek) 3. Obama does first presidential ‘ask me anything’ chat on Reddit (Today) 4. Merrill [...] more »

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation and Craigslist founder Craig Newmark want more people to know how important Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA 230) is in protecting free speech on the Internet. To that end, the EFF and Newmark’s craigconnects initiative released this infographic to highlight the importance of the federal law. Newmark said [...] more »

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Location: Portland, OR Organized by Foodista.com and Zephyr Adventures, the International Food Blogger Conference was the first-ever conference for food bloggers, first held in May of 2009. The series focuses on three themes: Food, Writing, and Technology. > Twitter > Conference website more »

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We know now that the London 2012 games were indeed the “social” Olympics, but what is the result of the unprecedented connection to the Games via social media? Who did we watch? Where did we watch? How did we watch? Click to read our whole series The infographic below from AddThis, a social sharing and [...] more »

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Location: New York, NY BlogHer conferences bring together thousands of women bloggers — both veterans and beginners — from around the world to discuss, inspire and connect with each other. > Twitter > Conference website more »

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It used to be that there were two ways to experience the Summer Olympics: watch the games on your TV (and on NBC’s schedule) or travel to the games themselves. Oh my, how things have changed. This summer, you can follow your favorite Olympian on Facebook. Live stream the finals on your laptop. Look at [...] more »

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Location: Washington, DC Wikimania is the annual international conference of the Wikimedia community. The gathering allows the community and the general public to learn about and share their experiences with free knowledge initiatives all over the world. > Conference website more »

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Location: Anaheim, CA VidCon is the largest conference, convention and celebration for people who love online video. Creators, viewers and enablers are welcome to learn, have fun and enjoy some of the best content on or off the Internet. > Twitter > Conference website more »

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Location: New York, NY #140conf exposes you to the power the Internet has to disrupt businesses, change lives and create serendipity. You will leave with a fresh outlook on how the real time web can be used in your business or personal life to actually do something meaningful. > Twitter hashtag: #140conf > Conference website more »

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Location: Boston, Mass. The best in the business will gather for more than 100 panels, hands-on classes and special presentations about covering business, public safety, government, health care, education, the military, the environment and other key beats. Speakers will share strategies for locating documents and gaining access to public records, finding the best stories and [...] more »