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by Mark Glaser

Election Day is here, and it’s time for our live-chat to discuss how this cycle’s campaigns have changed, with the advent of social media, memes, online organizing and fundraising, instant fact-checking, targeted ads and so much more. Click here to read entire series This year, with the help of Ustream as webcasting partner, we’ll be […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Welcome to the 62nd episode of the Mediatwits podcast, with Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali as co-hosts. This week is a special edition of the podcast, with a focus on the coming election and the role of digital and social media leading up to it. But just as the political campaigns had to adjust to […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Welcome to the 58th episode of the Mediatwits podcast, with Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali as co-hosts. This week, we take a look at the changes in coverage of the presidential debate, with live-streaming online, instant fact-checks and added context, and even “live-GIF’ing.” Tumblr’s Christoper Price and the Sunlight Foundation’s Bill Allison talk about the […] more »

by Kathy E. Gill

A month ago, before the Republican and Democratic national conventions, the average TV viewer in Cleveland was seeing about 87 presidential campaign ads each week. And in Orlando, Fla.? About 70. According to Joseph Mercurio, who manages political ad buys, those numbers are “unprecedented.” He told the AP that a competitive statewide race with “heavy” […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Click here to read the entire series I will be joined by an all-star lineup of new media experts, comedians, and social media gurus to look at how online coverage of Election Day is going — with pointers to the most innovative mashups, maps, video blogs and more. The plan is to chat today from […] more »

by Mark Glaser

4MR is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com. In this week’s 4MR podcast I talk with Sunlight Foundation’s Ellen Miller about their efforts to track down the biggest donors in this […] 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 Mark Glaser

When people talk about corporate cutbacks in mainstream journalism organizations, there’s almost a fervor about how our very democracy is in jeopardy because of the failings of Big Media in holding our government accountable. What such critiques fail to consider is that as citizens we can and will hold our government accountable, with or without […] more »