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Why Putting An End To Fake News Is Good for Democracy

March 1, 2017

A trustworthy press is the immune system of democracy – something I've been saying for years. As citizens we can only make informed decisions when we have news we can trust. Independent investigative reporting is essential to shooting down false claims and exposing bad actors. ProPublica is a leader in that kind of journalism, and… Read more »

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New Poll Reveals Why People Didn't Vote in the Election

December 14, 2016

Every year, millions of Americans are discouraged, harassed and even forbidden from exercising their most fundamental right in an electoral democracy: the right to vote, according to the Brennan Center for Justice.  Nearly half of eligible voters did not vote in the 2016 presidential election across the US, according to data of early turnout rates… Read more »

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How The Poynter Institute Plans to Help Journalism’s Ethics Problems

December 13, 2016

Guest blog post by Kelly McBride, Poynter Journalism ethics evolve in a way that is unique to an unlicensed profession. Developments in the news industry’s policies and practices are often unpredictable and difficult to bring about. Doctors, lawyers, and accountants have boards and professional groups that create standards, ensure the necessary knowledge is taught, test… Read more »

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SXSL: What Happens When Tech Innovators Descend on the White House Lawn

October 5, 2016

"The vote is precious, it is almost sacred, it is the most powerful nonviolent instrument or tool that we have in a democratic society, and we must use it. So, you must go out all across America, and tell young people, and people not so young, tell all of us: Vote! The vote is powerful."… Read more »

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Can We Afford To Not Defend Voting Rights?

October 3, 2016

Have you ever heard of the Florida Immigration Coalition? How about the Ohio Organizing Collaborative or Blueprint North Carolina? Probably not. These groups are not household names. They don't have big galas or splashy websites. They don't send mass emails. But according to a national assessment pioneered by a new collaborative called Movement 2016, these… Read more »

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One Nerd’s Take on the Future of Philanthropy

July 27, 2016

You don’t need to make a killing to make a difference. The current models of big philanthropy focus on accumulating massive wealth, followed by the charitable contribution of a very small percentage of that wealth. I’ve practiced a different model, one that’s focused on a commitment to fairness and doing right by others. My philosophy… Read more »

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