Election '08: Cyber-Watchdogs

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April 24, 2008

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  • 4/24/2008 11:04: Online in a room full of journalists who are all online. What's next?
  • 4/24/2008 11:09: Our first speaker: http://tinyurl.com/5rngnz
  • 4/24/2008 11:11: Hilarious: http://www.congressionalbad...
  • 4/24/2008 11:22: 2nd Speaker: Karen Jagoda. http://evoterinstitute.com/...
  • 4/24/2008 11:30: Jagoda: In 2008, most voters have access to the Internet.
  • 4/24/2008 11:36: Jagoda: Not all online activists are actually qualified/able to vote.
  • 4/24/2008 11:45: Jagoda: campaign pros are not taking advantage of the Web or adjusting to the changes in the media landscape.
  • 4/24/2008 11:48: 3rd speaker: Colin Delaney, http://tinyurl.com/6b5k24
  • 4/24/2008 12:00: Delaney recommends: http://blog.wired.com/27bst...
  • 4/24/2008 12:02: 4th speaker: Morra Aarons-Mele, http://womenandwork.org/abo...
  • 4/24/2008 12:08: Aarons-Mele: too early to tell if candidates' use of Internet pays off on mobilization side of things.
  • 4/24/2008 12:11: A state-level blog to watch: http://www.calitics.com/
  • 4/24/2008 12:22: Dennis Johnson doing study of presidential campaign emails. Planning to do a paper on it. Has collected database of 7000 messages.
  • 4/24/2008 12:33: Pamela Gentry from BET says Obama is so good online b/c he was forced to hire unknown consultants -- b/c edwards and hrc had hired the pros
  • 4/24/2008 12:48: Next speaker is matthew Waite of PolitiFact. Then there's NYT's Pilhofer, the man who stole Derek Willis from us. Argh!
  • 4/24/2008 12:55: Aron Pilhofer's blog: http://www.frozenhellscape....
  • 4/24/2008 12:58: Pilhofer says we didn't make our HRC schedule docs searchable. We did, I say. He notes we were a day behind him. I slink off...
  • 4/24/2008 13:01: Bart vs. Lisa Web users. Barts are drive-by surfers. Lisas are loyal, spending more time on site.
  • 4/24/2008 13:10: NYT is partnering with manyeyes: http://blog.many-eyes.com/
  • 4/24/2008 13:15: CBC created discussion groups for all 300 parliamentary districts for the 2006 national election.
  • 4/24/2008 13:20: Aron says there are 25 positions at NYT.com for moderating user comments. Mostly part-timers working from home. wow
  • 4/24/2008 13:21: Aron: "Within the next few months, we are going to be API-izing our site."
  • 4/24/2008 13:26: Aron: "At the Times, the engine for innovation is on the newspaper side, not the Web side."
  • 4/24/2008 13:31: Matt Waite talking now about how PolitiFact got started.
  • 4/24/2008 13:36: What's did Matt say about "jango"? It's this: http://www.djangobook.com/, which was invented by him: http://www.holovaty.com/
  • 4/24/2008 13:37: Aron Pilhofer is a Ruby man: http://www.rubyonrails.org/
  • 4/24/2008 13:40: Waite on crowdsourcing local politics: Google Docs as source collector; Twine as 'meme watcher'; and Twitter (love/hate).
  • 4/24/2008 13:41: Waite: St. Pete Times will Twitter the NFL draft.
  • 4/24/2008 13:50: Matt Waite just showed us a very cool Google Docs app that allows you to quickly create a form for gathering info. from other Web users.
  • 4/24/2008 15:50: 1st afternoon speaker: Larry Makinson, one of the Founding Fathers of tracking money in politics.
  • 4/24/2008 15:51: 203 members of congress have leadership PACs!
  • 4/24/2008 15:57: opensecrets.org Web site to be relaunched next month.
  • 4/24/2008 16:21: Bill Allison from Sunlight is up next: http://www.sunlightfoundati...
  • 4/24/2008 16:24: Wow. Allison shows slide tracking donations from Verizon employees to Sen. Rockefeller -- FISA debate was driver.
  • 4/24/2008 16:38: One of The Post's pieces on tariff suspensions: http://tinyurl.com/5wse8p
  • 4/24/2008 16:39: Sign up for an account at http://www.opencongress.org
  • 4/24/2008 16:43: Paul Singer from Roll Call is up now. Hey Paul, how about free subscriptions to rollcall.com! wink
  • 4/24/2008 16:46: The Lobbying Disclosure Database on senate.gov: http://tinyurl.com/6olawj
  • 4/24/2008 16:51: Taxpayers for Common Sense: http://www.taxpayer.net/
  • 4/24/2008 17:22: Tooting The Post's own horn here -- an earmarks story http://tinyurl.com/5tzl52
  • 4/24/2008 17:36: Sarah Cohen is up next, one washingtonpost.com's good friends in the newsroom.
  • 4/24/2008 17:37: One of Sarah's stories: http://tinyurl.com/2jhyey
  • 4/24/2008 17:43: The very cool USA Today project on Capitol Hill properties: http://tinyurl.com/2lduqb
  • 4/24/2008 18:15: A link to the map in Sarah's presentation: http://tinyurl.com/57ohj8
  • 4/24/2008 18:22: Here's the Spheres of Influence graphic: http://tinyurl.com/yu6tr
  • 4/24/2008 18:26: The whole 2004 Bush Money Machine package: http://tinyurl.com/6o3cjg
  • 4/24/2008 18:38: Here's the FARA site: http://www.justice.gov/crim...
  • 4/24/2008 18:43: Who's on Del.icio.us? http://del.icio.us/rhwalker22
  • 4/25/2008 1:18: Saw Sharon Stone in a restaurant tonight! Yes, I'm one of THOSE easily-impressed-by-celebrity types... . Oh, and the new Spock was there too
  • 4/25/2008 9:33: washingtonpost.com's experiment with Twitter: twitter.com/postpolitics
  • 4/25/2008 10:59: Day 2 begins. Margot Williams of the NYT.
  • 4/25/2008 11:00: Margot's work on NYT: http://tinyurl.com/6mg9z9
  • 4/25/2008 11:05: Library of Congress's Web Capture program: http://www.loc.gov/webcaptu...
  • 4/25/2008 11:09: ZoomInfo provides free subscriptions to journalists.
  • 4/25/2008 11:12: Contact info. for ZoomInfo is here (over on right side of page): http://www.zoominfo.com/Abo...
  • 4/25/2008 11:15: Here is post.com's congress votes db (goes back to 1991, 102nd congress): http://projects.washingtonp...
  • 4/25/2008 11:32: Here's The Posts's project on Bill Clinton speeches: http://tinyurl.com/2guzgm
  • 4/25/2008 11:41: Federal Audit Clearinghouse: http://harvester.census.gov...
  • 4/25/2008 11:45: Next up: Marc Cooper of HuffPost/USC Annenberg
  • 4/25/2008 11:47: About Marc Cooper: http://marccooper.com/about...
  • 4/25/2008 12:18: HuffPost's Super Delegates project: http://tinyurl.com/2kofkm
  • 4/25/2008 12:20: @WPLauraCochran marc cooper and amanda michel from huffpost -- great presentation on citizen journalism
  • 4/25/2008 12:27: Here is Jay Rosen's piece: http://tinyurl.com/5oma7s
  • 4/25/2008 12:28: Jarvis's take on the debate: http://tinyurl.com/68mp8b
  • 4/25/2008 12:47: A link from Eugene Kiely of USA Today: http://tinyurl.com/5k6r9d
  • 4/25/2008 12:47: That link is usatoday.com's Electoral College interactive
  • 4/25/2008 12:50: Here's a recent Jay Rosen piece on objectivity: http://tinyurl.com/33z6wp
  • 4/25/2008 13:04: Here's is Matt's bookmarks on Del.icio.us: http://del.icio.us/mdwaite
  • 4/25/2008 13:04: Next speaker: Matthew Waite of St. Pete Times/PolitiFact
  • 4/25/2008 13:05: And here's his personal site: http://www.mattwaite.com/
  • 4/25/2008 13:08: HRC travel schedules, on the Post: http://tinyurl.com/3a7mf6
  • 4/25/2008 13:09: On NYT.com: http://tinyurl.com/6xl4ls
  • 4/25/2008 13:10: and here's the page Matt is showing us: http://www.politifact.com/m...
  • 4/25/2008 13:24: St. Pete Times's wetlands project: http://sptimes.com/2006/web...
  • 4/25/2008 13:28: Apture: http://www.apture.com/
  • 4/25/2008 13:30: Next up is Dan Newman of MapLight.org
  • 4/25/2008 13:36: MapLight's widget page: http://www.maplight.org/wid...
  • 4/25/2008 13:42: Here's the maplight API page: http://www.maplight.org/wid...
  • 4/25/2008 13:44: post.com's prez fundraising section: http://tinyurl.com/2m4onq
  • 4/25/2008 13:46: NYT's campaign finance search: http://tinyurl.com/6382l8
  • 4/25/2008 14:12: send your maplight email address to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • 4/25/2008 14:24: Here's the post.com widgets collection: http://tinyurl.com/6o7v93
  • 4/25/2008 16:30: The group is split up into smaller sections to work on our projects.
  • 4/25/2008 18:20: Just accused by NPR reporter of shameless promotion of post.com on this Twitter feed.
  • 4/25/2008 18:21: Look at NPR's cool primary/caucus map: http://tinyurl.com/22zwlz/p...
  • 4/25/2008 18:22: And here's NPR's "Secret Money" project: http://tinyurl.com/6yek7x
  • 4/26/2008 11:23: Good newspaper video essay by Mindy McAdams: http://tinyurl.com/49d5p8
  • 4/26/2008 11:58: Here is MSNBC's First Read: http://firstread.msnbc.msn....
  • 4/26/2008 12:04: Tooting the Post's own horn: Abramoff coverage -- http://tinyurl.com/8chq6
  • 4/26/2008 12:07: Seattle Times's McDermott story: http://tinyurl.com/5hexpj
  • 4/26/2008 12:49: Here is the Off The Bus Campaign Field Guide (wiki): http://tinyurl.com/5g8vh3
  • 4/26/2008 13:22: My collection of links to sites/features mentioned during the USC Knight Seminar: http://tinyurl.com/5mcxbu
  • 4/26/2008 20:40: Walked through L.A.'s Little Tokyo. Who knew? Great, kitschy stuff in the stores.

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