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July 2, 2013

Call for Paper Proposals

The Role of Advocacy in Media and Telecom Policy

A by-invitation experts’ workshop
New America Foundation
Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, 2013

The Rise of Political Fact-checking

  • By Michael Dobbs
February 24, 2012

This report uses the Washington Post as a case study to trace the rise of modern political fact-checking.

Media Is Growing More White. What’s the FCC Doing About It?

  • By
  • Jason Smith,
  • New America Foundation
August 11, 2011 |

The increasing lack of racial diversity in the U.S. media landscape is becoming a hot topic and putting pressure on policy makers to (finally) pay attention.

FCC Future of Media Report Released - The Changing Media Landscape in a Broadband Age

June 9, 2011

The Federal Communications Commissions Future of Media Report has been released. See the embedded report below or download your own copy here.

Egypt: Not Just the Facebook Revolution

  • By
  • Romesh Ratnesar,
  • New America Foundation
June 3, 2011 |

"We prayed the revolution would succeed," says Magdy El Galad, the editor-in-chief of Al-Masry Al-Youm, the largest independent newspaper in Egypt. "Because if it failed, we would have been assassinated." A wry smile crosses his face. He's joking, sort of.

WikiLeaks 2.0: Al Jazeera and the Future of Investigative Journalism

January 25, 2011

Irrespective of your personal feelings about WikiLeaks, the model it pioneered has challenged traditional journalism models and serves as a harbinger of change for 2011. WikiLeaks-esque tools supporting a new generation of whistleblowers are facilitating fundamental changes in the relationships among sources and journalists. These tools can disseminate exceedingly large amounts of information within remarkably short time frames and challenge journalists, who necessarily must utilize new technologies to vet, manage, source, and expose the needles in the haystack.

'The Washington Post' and the Perils of For-Profit Colleges

  • By
  • Stephen Burd,
  • New America Foundation

As the for-profit higher-education industry fights efforts by the Obama administration and Congress to increase federal oversight of its schools, the industry's lobbyists have a powerful weapon: the world-renowned Washington Post.

Community News Start-Ups 2010: Where do we go from here?

September 23, 2010
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It’s a good thing for community news start-ups that the web is not dead.

Indeed, for the more than 100 online community news founders, innovators and researchers expected at the RJI Reynolds Block by Block Community News Summit in Chicago on Friday, the web is the future.

Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota

  • By
  • Daniel Amzallag,
  • Amalia Deloney,
  • New America Foundation
September 2, 2010

Historically, a robust media ecosystem in Minneapolis-St. Paul has supported residents’ demand for large and diverse quantities of information on both political and quality-of-life issues. Today, the demand for quality journalism in the Twin Cities remains high, but many local media outlets struggle to deliver it sustainably. The digital age has presented significant challenges to a media landscape centered around a print format; however it also presents new opportunities.

Newspapers on the Run?: The Rise of Mobile Journalism and the Digital Frontier

August 26, 2010

Mobile journalism’s rapid climb in popularity has been front and center over the past month, with an unrelenting stream of iPad apps, iPhone apps and other new digital endeavors being sent out into the world by traditionally print news outlets. From Marie Claire to Rupert Murdoch, everyone and their brother seems to be getting on the mobile bandwagon.

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