Tag: government

by Maury Blackman

A version of this guest post originally appeared on the San Francisco Examiner website. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. A small but vibrant industry is changing the way governments, elected officials and citizens communicate. When you think about the tech industry, a lot of images are bound to pop into your head. Product […] more »

by Josh Stearns

 The Voice of America may finally be coming to America. Legal changes going into effect this month mean that, for the first time, U.S. audiences can access the news and information programs produced by the Broadcasting Board of Governors – the independent agency that manages U.S. international broadcasting operations. The change has brought with it a […] more »

by Josh Stearns

One of the most troubling things about the politicians and pundits who are calling for Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald’s prosecution, calling him an accomplice to Edward Snowden’s leaks, is that just a month ago we saw the same language coming out of the Justice Department itself. Before the National Security Agency leaks captured the nation’s […] more »

by Mark Glaser

There is a certain balance that the government has to maintain when it comes to our privacy online. Certain law enforcement agencies such as the FBI and Department of Justice might need to look at emails or private Facebook messages to catch terrorists or other criminals who inhabit digital worlds. But the ACLU recently found […] more »

by Eva Harder

Twitter is changing the face of diplomacy; in fact, it’s creating an entirely new concept in foreign relations that is changing the way publics are informed by governments. “Twi-plomacy“ is a term that many in the social media world may not yet be familiar with, but it’s becoming prevalent among government offices. It describes an […] more »

by Jenny Xie

The 2012 election season will gain a lot of momentum with the upcoming party conventions — the Republicans up first in Tampa, Fla., this week and the Democrats the following week in Charlotte, N.C. As with any major event happening in the past year, a lot of attention is given to how the online population […] more »

by Mark Glaser

About this Series After the success we’ve had with previous in-depth reports — the Beyond Content Farms series and Beyond J-School, we decided to do another series on MediaShift. This time the series will look at “PoliticalShift 2010,” the way that social media, technology and blogs are changing the equation for politicians in the context […] more »

by Jessica Clark

This live-blog post is a continuation of the first post covering the FCC’s Future of Media Workshop on public media. Panel Discussion III: New Platforms, Approaches and Structures Maxie Jackson III, President and CEO, National Federation of Community Broadcasters Says when he thinks of the future, he wants to stress “independence and impact,” in the […] more »

by Katie Donnelly

With the 2010 U.S. elections coming into view, many people are looking for more information about the people running for office — and the individuals and organizations funding these candidates. Fortunately, there are dozens of initiatives that mine and share the data that influence policy and policy-makers. Many are funded by The Sunlight Foundation, which […] more »

by Roland Legrand

In recent weeks we at De Tijd, a Belgian newspaper, have been experimenting with chat sessions where members of the Belgian government are brought in to discuss politics with our community. I’m very enthusiastic about this because I feel that our newspaper has enabled its community to have a direct, high-quality conversation with policy makers. […] more »