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11 Disruptors Creating Social Change to Follow on Twitter

November 26, 2013

Hey, it’s easy to get overwhelmed thinking about all of the big problems that need fixing in the world. With issues like bad actors preventing folks from voting  and the search for news we can trust, how do we expect to react to colossal disasters, global health crises, and other really big stuff? The deal… Read more »

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"The Baroque Cycle": The Moment I Realized History RTs Itself

November 25, 2013

Around ten years ago, I read this historical fiction trilogy by a really influential science fiction writer, Neal Stephenson. At that point I had relinquished all management control of the site I started, was doing pretty intense customer service, and I was thinking about what it all meant. My nerdly take is that The Baroque… Read more »

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Supporting some nonprofits, and some not, here's the deal

October 11, 2013

For well over ten years, a whole bunch of nonprofit orgs (NPOs) have asked me for assistance, and I think I've gone way above and beyond to help as much as I could. The vehicle for all that is now craigconnects.org, where I support some causes for the short term, while learning how to do… Read more »

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Finding accurate reporting about gov't shutdown

October 8, 2013

(this relates to efforts to find news I can trust) These days, I rely heavily on media ethics professionals like the folks at Poynter Institute: "Don’t call it an impasse, stalemate, or standoff." The deal is that the accurate reporting on the standoff is hard to find, but it reflects importantly on the "how do I find… Read more »

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New Poynter book re: journalism ethics

September 30, 2013

Hey, I'm working with Poynter to advance their efforts related to journalism ethics in the new digital world, and they've released a new book: The New Ethics of Journalism, that's the direct result of the Digital Ethics Symposium that I sponsored last October. The book is co-edited by Poynter Senior Faculty Kelly McBride and Tom… Read more »

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Trustworthy journalism in a fact-checking-free world

July 25, 2013

Getting real about trustworthy journalism Okay, I really just want news I can trust. Couple years ago, I blurted out that "the press should be the immune system of democracy." Personally, I really don't like being lied to, but my deal here is that our social contract with the news business is that they hold the powerful… Read more »

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