This class is being taught Summer 2012 at the University of Washington. The course site has moved to http://uwdigidem.wordpress.com/
- Guest speaker: Jeff Shuey
- Discussion leader (reading discussion) : Dan
- WikiLeaks and the future of secrecy
One of the democratic institutions under great financial stress due to digital technologies is journalism. What might the future of political journalism look like? How do citizen journalists develop the “credibility” needed to have access “to power”? Who frames the messages?
How (and why) elected and appointed officials are using digital technologies to communicate with the electorate. What about the digital divide and other marginalized populations?
Given that I don’t think we’ll be together more than a couple of hours, I’m delaying the start to 7 pm. Fingers crossed that they will be home by then. Whether or not, we will start then.
In that intervening hour, why don’t you take the time to read one another’s recent posts and comment … practice a little asynchronous communication. :-)
eGovernment – Part 1
How (and why) elected and appointed officials are using digital technologies to communicate with the electorate. What does this mean for citizens and public officials? Specifically, how has Washington employed these technologies to enhance citizen deliberation?
- Guest Speaker: Sarah Schacht, Founder, director of Knowledge As Power & Open Gov West, @sarahschacht
- Discussion leader: Gary
- Leif Utne – guest speaker
- Discussion leader – Paolo
- Post-mortem: Initiative campaign
Framing: How are political campaigns using (and abusing) digital technologies? How did digital electioneering change between 2004 and 2008? Between 2008 and 2010? What might the future bring? How are these technologies being used to “brand” candidates and how are “other” campaigns (not presidential, not statewide) using these technologies?
- TVW – 7 pm – 8 pm (live stream)
- Project Work