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New Media and the Changing Nature of Civic and Political Activism

Cathy Cohen, professor of political science at University of Chicago, and Elisabeth Soep, Research Director and Senior Producer at Youth Radio, address a new form of civic engagement.
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More than $1 Million to Nonfiction Storytellers

The Sundance Institute is awarding more than $1 million to documentary projects that explore subjects ranging from police violence and natural disasters to income inequality and education in the developing world.
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Justice Department to Stop Using Private Prisons Following Mother Jones Investigation

The investigation of private prisons in Louisiana found serious deficiencies in staffing and security, and a higher rate of violence was occurring than the prison was reporting.
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ProPublica Project to Help Newsrooms Cover Voting Issues on Election Day

Electionland will monitor data from social media and other sources to highlight potential voting irregularities or ballot access issues that might arise during the 2016 election and help journalists across the country cover problems in real ...
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"Stories About Work, With a Nod to Studs Terkel"

The New Yorker
Lynsey Addario, 2009 MacArthur Fellow

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