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What Peer Participation Can Teach Government

Firefox, a free Web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation, is used by an estimated 270 million people worldwide. Read More

Our Courts Online Games Prove Popular

An outside evaluation finds that MacArthur grantee Our Courts, a web-based project to teach civics to middle school children, is having a positive effect on social studies education. Read More

Grand Challenges of the 21st Century

Share your ideas with the White House on the next Grand Challenges facing the country. Read More

Researchers Trace Data Theft to Intruders in China

MacArthur grantee The Citizen Lab documents how a China-based spy operation hacked into personal computers in government offices on several continents. Read More

"Bad News"

From the Columbia Journalism Review
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Exposing Bad Journalism

MacArthur grantee NewsTrust, a nonprofit website that allows people to rate the quality of news articles, teams up with Stanford journalism students to highlight stories with serious flaws. Read More

International Panel on Fissile Materials Launches Blog

MacArthur grantee the International Panel on Fissile Materials has launched a new blog that provides news and analysis of military and civilian stockpiles of highly enriched uranium and plutonium, key materials in nuclear weapons. Read More

“Survey Finds Slack Editing on Magazine Websites”

A MacArthur-supported survey by the Columbia Journalism Review on the profitability of magazine websites finds that fact-checking and editing standards vary widely among the sites. Read More

What Mozilla Could Teach Government

A new report in a MacArthur-funded series on digital media and learning, "Peer Participation and Software," examines whether Mozilla's participatory approach to software development could be applied to political and civic engagement. Read More