Jun 30 2009 12:30pm to Jun 30 2009 12:30pm

Berkman Luncheon Series

Changing the World of Changing the World: Pushing the Models of Online Organizing

Ben Wikler, Avaaz.org

Ben Wikler from Avaaz.org will discuss Avvaz.org's approach to online political organizing by nimbly aggregating small actions by individuals around the world into focused campaigns on issues like conflict, human rights, and climate change.

Citizen Media Law Project partners with YouTube to help launch Reporters' Center

From the CMLP blog: "As part of today's launch of YouTube's Reporters' Center, which features how-to videos on news reporting, the Citizen Media Law Project created a short video addressing some of the newsgathering and privacy issues people are likely to face as they head out with camera in hand to cover the news..."

Jun 23 2009 12:30pm to Jun 23 2009 12:30pm

Berkman Luncheon Series

Skill Matters: The Role of User Savvy in Different Levels of Online Engagement

Eszter Hargittai, Berkman Fellow

Much enthusiasm surrounds the opportunities made available by digital media for people to express themselves and participate in the public sphere without having to go through traditional gatekeepers. While the enthusiasm about new opportunities is thus warranted, little is known about who is actually participating, who is not, and what participation patterns may imply for the democratizing potential of new tools and services. This talk draws on unique survey data collected in 2009 to explore these questions.