Posts Tagged: data

New FCC Report: Information Needs of Communities

“The FCC Working Group on the Information Needs of Communities today delivered an in-depth analysis of the current state of the media landscape along with a broad range of recommendations. The staff-level report, titled “Information Needs of Communities: The Changing Media Landscape in a Broadband Age” [full PDF here or read by chapter here] wasRead… Read more »

Telling stories with data

Yesterday, I did a bit of social reporting at my good friends Claremont‘s ‘Data is Power’ event, hearing about the impact data visualisation has been having on PR and journalism. We heard from the Alzheimers Society about how they raised awareness of the postcode lottery in dementia diagnosis through smart data visualisation. It’s a reallyRead… Read more »

[New Data] How can governments better engage the Hispanic population?

Back in April, I asked the question: “How Can Social Media Help Governments Serve the Booming Hispanic Population?” I gave a few ideas then (see the bottom of that post). Well just last Thursday (May 26th), the U.S. Census Bureau “released a 2010 Census brief on the nation’s Hispanic population”. It’s got some newly compiledRead… Read more »

Open Government Links of the Week – May 27, 2011

“Freedom of Information Summit brings journalists, open-records advocates together” The event was held in New Hampshire (in part) by the National Freedom of Information Coalition. “Real-Time Data Helps Iowa Households Lower Their Water Bills” Data = potential for cost-savings. “New GAO Report Shows the Benefits of Spending Transparency” “Often, when talking about why Recovery ActRead… Read more »

The 2010 Center of Population for the U.S.

The U.S. Census Bureau recently announced the “Center of Population” for the 2010 Census. What is the “Center of Population”? According to the Census Bureau, The mean center of population is determined as the place where an imaginary, flat, weightless and rigid map of the United States would balance perfectly if all residents were ofRead… Read more »

Open Government Links of the Week – May 13, 2011

“Open government requires accessibility, not just data, specialists say” “Making important agency information easy to find online can also be a key factor in improving the agency’s public image, said General Services Administration digital government specialist Sheila Campbell.” “Open Government Philadelphia: an initiative and policy paper from Councilman Bill Green” The post has “his 10Read… Read more »

Open Government Links of the Week – May 6, 2011

“NJ court: High costs is denial of access; awards atty’s fees” (The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press) (HT Virginia Coalition for Open Government email) “[Quincy] Massachusetts Turns on Camera for Court Proceedings” ( “The initiative, called “OpenCourt,” incorporates digital technology such as video streams and live broadcasts and makes the media available onRead… Read more »

Oklahoma, where the tech comes sweepin’ down the plain…

There is a conference going on right now in Oklahoma (Gov 2.0a) related to government and technology… The second annual Gov 2.0a conference is focused on applications of technology to government problems. The conference will be a forum to learn about successful Gov 2.0 applications through case studies, to learn about best practices for GovRead… Read more »

Open Government Links of the Week – April 29, 2011

“Obama orders agencies to improve customer service” Here’s the Executive Order. Here are “10 Ideas on Streamlining Service Delivery and Improving Customer Service” (by Steve Ressler on GovLoop) Philly gets an Open Data Portal Here’s a brief rundown. “Insulate Open Government Efforts From Budget Cuts” (by Steve Radick) “The problem is that most open governmentRead… Read more »