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NPR Wants To Know If It’s Possible to Measure How Much People Care

Posted: May 10, 2016

What’s the point of journalism? That’s a question Brian Boyer has taken deeply to heart. As the Visuals Editor of NPR, he’s been hard at work for the last six months on a project called Carebot, which tracks how well news stories drive audiences to take action and aims to “change how newsrooms measure and celebrate success.” Carebot was funded through a Knight Foundation Prototype Grant, which is now wrapping up. I talked with Brian about what his team has learned – in the business of making people care.   Sacha: What are you measuring with the Carebot right now?…


Digital communications aid a dying democracy in Latin America

Posted: December 17, 2015

For the first time in 17 years and 20 national elections, the Venezuelan opposition overwhelmingly won two thirds (112/167) of the National Assembly’s seats with a noticeable participation of 75% of voters on Sunday, December 6, 2015. The political event is not only, as The New York Times highlights, a rare victory, but also an example of how a political organization circumvented governmental media censorship and control with digital communications technologies.


Do You Know What It Takes To Communicate?

Posted: November 19, 2014

Want to become a communications powerhouse? A new online tool can help nonprofits get smart about their communications.

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