FDL Book Salon Welcomes Dan Gillmor, Mediactive

By: Sunday March 20, 2011 1:59 pm

Dan Gillmor’s latest book, Mediactive, is a guide intended to help news consumers become less passive and more active, and to enable news consumers to become news producers — what Dan calls “citizen journalism.”

 

Making Room for FDL, or What’s Coming On, News-Wise, Has Arrived

By: Saturday March 12, 2011 9:00 am

Back in 2007, NYU professor Jay Rosen held up FDL’s coverage of the Scooter Libby trial as an example of great journalism, and he warned traditional media folks to “make room for FDL in your own ideas about what’s coming on, news-wise.”

Four years later, it sure looks like the good professor knew what he was talking about, doesn’t it?

Facebook Banned Marijuana Leaf of Libertarian Party Logo, Too

By: Tuesday August 24, 2010 10:59 am

The Libertarian Party contacted us this morning following the launch of our campaign to get Facebook to relent on their decision to ban the Just Say Now logo with a marijuana leaf from advertising.

Libertarian Party spokesman Kyle Hartz said Facebook had also censored their logo, which likewise contained a marijuana leaf.

We’re not trying to sell pot to people. We’re trying to have a political discussion about US drug policy, as is the Libertarian Party. In a 2.0 world of online graphics, banning the use of the subject image is not a mature decision about political discourse. It’s a decision made to appease somebody’s finger wagging grandparents.

We’re asking people to switch out their Facebook avatars with the Just Say Now pot leaf and a “censored by facebook” banner. You can find it here. (Here’s mine, I frankly don’t think I’ve ever looked better.)

Calling Out Spin is What We Do

By: Saturday June 19, 2010 9:00 am

Very Serious Journalists, like James Risen, may look down their noses at bloggers, imagining us at our keyboards in our pajamas. They can laugh, but the kind of journalism practiced by FDL is running rings around them. “He said/she said” may work for the Village media, but FDL aims to sort out who’s right and why, and then tries to make things better. If FDL’s version of journalism appeals to you, we could use a little financial support to make things even better down the road.

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