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The Real Meaning of Journalism Ethics

June 11, 2014






Folks, journalism ethic's really important to me. It's why I'm really involved in the Columbia Journalism Review and Poynter Institute. I figure if we don't have good news, how are we going to help others? To me, journalism ethics is about trustworthy news and exposing the bad guys. But, because I'm not a journalist, I… Read more »

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New Poll Shows The Rise Of Online Harassment

June 4, 2014






Hey folks, real important stuff: almost 50% of Americans under the age of 35 have been bullied, harassed or threatened online, or know someone who has, according to a new poll published today. You may not be surprised to discover that women are targeted more often than men, and Facebook's by far the most common… Read more »

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If I Were 22: Nerds, Hack Your Career

May 30, 2014






If you're a serious, old-school nerd, the usual way to get ahead is to invent your own stuff, or to acquire the following over twenty or thirty years of business experience. (In my case, thirty years.) They don't teach you this at school. If you have normal social affect, you might know all this already,… Read more »

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Net neutrality, TV, and what the smart people forget to tell you

May 28, 2014






People are rightly concerned about recent FCC statements about Net Neutrality. A lot of people, way smarter than me, discuss the regulatory and technology issues much better than me. My focus is on some of the basics which are pretty much always forgotten in Washington, even by some very smart people. (Folks, please note I… Read more »

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8 Social Good Changemakers to Watch

May 25, 2014






Folks, just figured it was about time to highlight some more social good changemakers who really have their boots on the ground creating real change. These people are disruptors, they're inspirational, and they're the real deal. Jillian York – Follow @jilliancyork Director for International Freedom of Expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Her work is… Read more »

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We're Giving $50k to America's Heroes Right Now

May 22, 2014






Hey, the second annual Veterans Charity Challenge just launched over on CrowdRise at noon EDT. We've expanded the challenge this year to benefit police and fire fighter nonprofits, in addition to veterans and military charities. This year’s Veterans Charity Challenge 2 is a follow-up campaign to last year’s campaign, which raised more than $445,000 for… Read more »

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7 ways to get involved in tech right now

May 17, 2014






The best way to get stuff done is to get involved, and to connect those who already have their boots on the ground. Summer is almost  here, and it's a really good time to get involved. My team and I have compiled a list of ways you can get involved in tech. Ways to get… Read more »

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Tips to Drown out the Twitter Noise

May 14, 2014






Folks, this has become a big issue on Twitter –  how do you get to the real good stuff on your Twitter feed? Where are the tweets from your community? And how do you make an effort to use Twitter most effectively for you and your organization? My team and I compiled a list of… Read more »

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Nonprofit 2.0 Unconference is back for social change

May 6, 2014






Folks, the Nonprofit 2.0 Unconference is back, and I'm keynoting this year alongside Majora Carter, who's the real deal. Nonprofit 2.0 is DC's only Unconference dedicated to the social cause space. Here's some info about the conference according to co-founder, Allyson Kapin, who also happens to be part of the craigconnects team: "Nonprofit 2.0's more… Read more »

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A Transitioning Veteran’s Biggest Challenge

May 2, 2014






While transitioning out of the military, the greatest challenge I faced is one that many Veteran organizations don’t attempt to solve. I wasn’t wounded and I don’t suffer from psychological burdens with PTSD that keep me from chasing success, as these challenges far surpass the ones I’ve experienced. What I’m referring to, something that I… Read more »

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