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What can we learn from the first blog post on White House.gov?

"Millions of Americans have powered President Obama's journey to the White House, many taking advantage of the internet to play a role in shaping our country's future. WhiteHouse.gov is just the beginning of the new administration's efforts to expand and deepen this online engagement," writes Macon Phillips, the Director of New Media for the White House in the first blog post of the new administration. WhiteHouse.gov is promising to prioritize three principles: communication, transparency and participation. Read more...

News innovation: 360 degree inaugural coverage

The 2008 election catalyzed tremendous innovation in both user-generated and professional journalism, culminating in the beyond-comprehensive coverage planned for the presidential inauguration.Read more...

Crowdsourced Inauguration Reporting--Be the News You Want to Read

Want to tell people what you're up to inauguration week? Want to get on-the-ground reports from the scene? American University's School of Communication, NPR and CBS have teamed up to make it all possible, through InaugurationReport.com. Read more...

Fun watch: Lessig on Colbert

Check out Lawrence Lessig's recent appearance on the Colbert Report (below): he promotes his new book, Remix and discusses the problems with current copyright law. Also, check out these remixes of the Lessig/Colbert interview, or even create a remix of your own!Read more...

What's wrong with public broadcasting, and glimmers of how to fix it

Public broadcasting leaders have been reading and sharing the paper that Center Director Pat Aufderheide and I wrote about opportunities and challenges for public broadcasting's role in provisioning the public with news and public affairs. Read more...