Category Archives: Citizen Journalism

Case Threatens Viability of an Open Internet

On September 9, 2013 the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals will start hearing oral arguments in Verizon V. FCC, a “net neutrality” case where wireless provider Verizon is challenging the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) order regulating how Internet service providers manage their networks. Verizon seeks to undo some of the regulatory power of the FCC. Continue reading

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Ten Things I Learned at #NCMR13

Ten Things I learned at #NCMR13Hundreds of media activists made their way to Denver for the National Conference on Media Reform this past weekend. This was my first time attending the conference and really my first major exposure to the media reform community. I’ll be blogging more about media reform in the weeks to come but I wanted to share some of what I learned before I forget the details. Continue reading

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#YoSoy132 protest outside the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles #latism

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Students Activated in Mexico’s Election Rally Around #YoSoy132 Campaign

When Mexican presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto visited Mexico City’s Ibero University he encountered a large group of angry students. Students linked the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) candidate to former Mexican president Carlos Salinas de Gortari also of the same PRI party and called out Peña Nieto on his being governor during a bloody crackdown on students in the state of Atenco. Continue reading

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Obama Policy will Allow Dreamers to Stay in US

News clippings from yesterday’s historic announcement by President Obama on the new immigration directive to allow some DREAM Act eligible youths to stay in the US without fear of deportation. Continue reading

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Getting ready for the Oxnard City Council Meeting. #seiu721

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Facebook Launches New Pages Manager Mobile App

Facebook quietly pushed out a new Pages Manager App for the iPhone with little fanfare. The application is made for Facebook page administrators, especially those who manage multiple pages. Continue reading

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Justice for Anastasio #latism

In early 2012, Anastasio Hernández-Rojas was beaten and tasered by border patrol agents on the US Mexico border near San Diego, a beating that would lead to Anastasio’s death. Articles were written about the event, including one in the New York times, and standbyers recorded video of the event and posted them to YouTube. Then, nothing happened. Continue reading

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Twitter Snowmageddon And The Art Of Hustle – Cory Booker and 50 Cent

An historic blizzard in blasting the Northeast and is shutting down air travel, affecting emergency vehicle response rates, and forcing many to stay indoors. Two Twitter Superstars, Cory Booker and 50 Cent have very different approaches to dealing with the resulting blizzard crisis. Continue reading

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New Site Aims To Scare Foursquare Users – PleaseRobMe.com

Ever wonder if it’s really safe to use location-based sites like Foursquare or Gowalla? The new site PleaseRobMe.com is trying to make a point by listing people who are checking in somewhere other than home via Foursquare.

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