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DRP beta tests environmental public media for developing countries

Newsflash: Swedish-based CleanCook designs a stove that burns on ethanol from molasses instead of gas. Scientists create an enzyme spray to harden a dirt road, eliminating the need for asphalt. Kids can now swing and spin on merry-go-rounds, generating enough power for an entire village.Read more...

New CSM field report: How well did "Why Democracy?" collaboration work?

In 2008, the Center for Social Media is producing a series of field reports analyzing innovative public media projects. This third installment in the series demonstrates the opportunities and challenges that come with engaging publics on a worldwide scale. "Why Democracy?" is an ambitious and ongoing international public broadcasting collaboration designed to spur a global conversation. Read more...

QUESTION OF THE MONTH: Using Quotations

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Dear CSM:

We are currently putting together our first documentary. We have been very careful to get releases for interviews we have conducted and from people and locations we have filmed at. We have reviewed your
website in this process and it has been very useful.Read more...

The "commentocracy" and the public

Reading an interesting piece on Politico about the struggles and successes that bloggers and online publications are having with their discussion boards. Reporter Daniel Libit writes:Read more...

Beyond Broadcast: ripples in the pond

It's been a month since Beyond Broadcast, and lots of positive feedback has been filtering in, both from public broadcasters and from cutting-edge makers of media for public knowledge and action.Read more...