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Digital Beachheads: Now on Medium.com

e.politics: online advocacy tools & tactics - March 06, 2019 4295

Some beachheads are digital, while others are made of sand.

Media Education and Change

BuzzMachine - March 03, 2019 4142

Lately I’ve been scolding myself that I have not been radical enough — yes, me, not nearly radical enough — about rethinking journalism in our still-emerging new reality of a connected world. And if journalism requires rebuilding, then so does journalism education and all of media education. Every fall, when I am lucky enough to talk with our entire […]


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Alt.Ctrl.GDC Showcase: Cook Your Way

Gamasutra - February 26, 2019 3855

Cook Your Way is both a cooking game and an immigration test, turning the act of making food into a way of seeing if a migrant is worth allowing into a country. ...

Road to the IGF: Polyarc's Moss

Gamasutra - February 14, 2019 3195

In Moss, a little mouse sets off on a grand VR adventure, the player alongside her, using their shared abilities to solve puzzles and overcome monsters that they couldn't tackle alone.  ...

During Kamala Harris’ Presidential run, we have to be vigilant about critiques laced with misogynoir

Black Youth Project - February 08, 2019 2860

by Aaron Fountain All political candidates experience scrutiny of their public and personal lives once they announced their candidacy for the office of President of the United States. California Senator and now-presidential candidate, Kamala Harris, is no exception. Law professors, journalists, and various members on the political Left have raised crucial questions about Harris’ policy […]


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Road to the IGF: Tholen, Lasch, Nelson Jr., and Cochran's Hypnospace Outlaw

Gamasutra - February 08, 2019 2842

Hypnospace Outlaw takes players to the information superhighway of a 90s internet-inspired cyberspace, having them enforce the laws of this digital place or decide to help its online populace. ...


Palestinian Nayib Bukele wins El Salvador’s 2019 presidential election

Black Youth Project - February 05, 2019 2696

Nayib Bukele, whose parents migrated from Palestine, won the 2019 presidential elections in El Salvador for the conservative Great National Alliance (GANA) party. In 2015, Bukele became mayor of San Salvador. His family migrated to El Salvador in the 20th century. His win severed the decades long bipartisan control of the government. Gaining 54% of […]


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Facebook’s ‘Oversight Board’ & Internet safety’s next big step

Net Family News - January 30, 2019 2379

This could almost be a sidebar to what I wrote earlier this month about the new middle layer of user care that’s organically developing for the new conditions of today’s media environment – a layer of care that’s independent of government and corporations and lies between “the cloud” and long-established care on the ground. But […]


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losing by winning

Harold Jarche - January 25, 2019 2079

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @csessums — ‘Metrics are great; however, don’t forget the law(s) – Goodhart’s Law: “When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure,” & Campbell’s Law: The more a metric is... Read more »