Posts Tagged ‘ politics ’

Obama, Democrats Looking For A Social Media Guru

Feb 13th, 2010 | By | Category: General, Microblogging

Organizing for America, the successor organization to Obama for America, and the Democratic National Committee are looking to hire a Social Networks Manager. The Social Networks Manager will be responsible for maintaining the Democratic Party and Organizing for America accounts on all social networks, including Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. Qualifications: Excellent writing and editing skills […]

N Korea Sentences Current TV Journalists To 12 Year Prison Term

Jun 9th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Video

On Sunday, American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee were sentenced by a North Korean court to 12 years of “reform through labour” for an unspecified “grave crime” and for allegedly entering the country illegally, according to Reporters Without Borders. The two journalists for Current TV were arrested in March, The Guardian reports, while filming […]

Pirates Capture Trove of Swedish Votes, EU Parliamentary Seat

Jun 8th, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, The New Media Update

Campaigning for sweeping reform of copyright, privacy and patent laws, Sweden’s Pirate Party this weekend won enough votes in the country’s national elections to secure a seat (possibly two) in the European Parliament. Sweden is accorded 17 representatives in the EU governing legislature, and the Pirate Party’s 7.1 percent showing is enough for at least […]

WhiteHouse 2.0: The Future Of Propaganda?

May 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Commentary, Internet TV, New Media Organizations, Podcasting, Streaming Video, Video

President Barack Obama is turning the White House into a leading example of how organizations can use Internet media and social networking. In a post at the official White House Blog, The White House called its approach to the Internet WhiteHouse 2.0, noting its extensive new media and social media presence. According to The White […]

Will Obama Turn Into A Social Media Site?

Mar 25th, 2009 | By | Category: General, Internet TV, Video

The President has introduced a new tool on, Open for Questions, which lets you submit  questions on the economy and vote on those submitted by others: “Open for Questions” is a new experiment for, the President’s latest effort to open up the White House and give Americans from around the country a direct […]

The Next Right Looks For ‘Battleground’ Bloggers

Jan 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, New Media Organizations

Republican blogger and strategist Patrick Ruffini is looking for “a few good bloggers” to help cover local political races and grassroots initiatives from a conservative perspective. “Project Battleground” is Ruffini’s initiative to gather activist bloggers and conservative websites at the state and local level in “every battleground state and every competitive Congressional district” throughout the […]

Will New Media Change The US Government?

Jan 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Corporate Podcasts, Podcasting Events

The biggest new story of the day may be Barack Obama’s Presidential inauguration, but, at least for people interested in new media, the most interesting story of the day may be the introduction of an official White House blog.  Three years ago, we predicted that the next President would be a podcaster, saying: The next […]

Congress, YouTube Bring On Demand Video To Government

Jan 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Internet TV, Video

YouTube announced today a new project, in collaboration with the US Congress, to bring government videos to the video sharing site: Two new channels were announced: The Senate Hub The House Hub “These YouTube channels have the potential to make Congress more transparent and accessible than ever before,” sccording to YouTube’s Steve Grove, “but only […]

Podcast Examines Conflict From Gaza Teacher’s Perspective

Dec 29th, 2008 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Citizen Media, Podcast Quickies, Podcasting

For the past week, our local newspapers and television have been preoccupied with three main themes: feel-good features about Christmas, horror stories about murderous ex-husbands dressed like Santa Claus, and expanded coverage of multiple waves of bad weather (snow, fog, ice, snow, and ice-jammed flash flooding). Pushed to the margins of the news (here, at […]

Jib Jab’s 2008 Year In Review Video

Dec 27th, 2008 | By | Category: Internet TV, Video

Jib Jab’s year-end wrap up for 2008.