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The New York Times

Neil MacFarquhar

30 December 2019

London, England

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London-based company, Moonshot CVE buys ads on Google to target radical, white extremist searches. The company’s ads are often funded by private companies, foundations, or governments and route people to anti-extremis...

The Colorado Sun

Tamara Chuang

19 November 2019

Lowry, Colorado, United States

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Older populations in Colorado want more out of the available technology classes, which often teach too much of the basics and not enough to keep them from falling behind in the age of social media, Etsy, and online vi...

The Atlantic

James Fallows

8 November 2019

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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Over the past dozen years, The Commercial Appeal, once the top morning newspaper in Memphis, Tennessee, slowly succumbed to the same ownership changes and downsizing that has plagued numerous other local papers across...

The Guardian

Olivia Cuthbert

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8 October 2019

Mosul, Iraq

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Disseminating knowledge means making websites, articles, and books available in more languages beyond English. A partnership between students at the University of Mosul and the nonprofit, Ideas Beyond Borders (IBB), i...

Are We Europe

Julia Migné

3 September 2019

Antarctica

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As conservationists around the world grapple with saving endangered species, many have turned to the tech sector. Initiatives like The Zooniverse, a citizen science platform for people-powered research, are helping ex...

Mosaic Science

Alex Whiting

19 June 2019

France

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Boosting trust in vaccines requires rebuilding confidence in the health system. In France, where as many as one in three people express skepticism regarding vaccinations, health officials have undertaken proactive soc...

The Hechinger Report

Andy Johnston

14 June 2019

Georgia, United States

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Many financial aid and orientation papers are written at the reading level of college seniors and graduate students, posing barriers for students trying to navigate the college application process and beyond. The Univ...

Religion News Service

Aysha Khan

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23 May 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Digital platforms can provide a space for those living apart from their religious communities to affirm their identity. From hash tags to online academies, Muslims who otherwise would not have regular access to a mosq...

Nieman Lab

Benjamin Bathke

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27 March 2019

London, England, United Kingdom

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Getting subscribers involved and creating an enthusiastic, permanent reader base allows media outlets to prioritize quality over quantity. As troubles with media over-saturation and news fatigue grow, publications lik...

FastCompany

Harry McCracken

19 March 2019

Charleston, South Carolina, United States

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JamieSue Goodman, an employee at Google, was part of the team that developed an Applied Digital Skills curriculum that teaches students how to use technology to accomplish real-world tasks. Available for educators wor...

Mississippi Today

R.L. Nave

12 March 2019

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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Geofencing, a smartphone technology typically associated with retail marketing, offers an innovative way to educate and register voters. In order to help mobilize voters in the face of shrinking turnout, the Mississip...

The Guardian

Julia Carrie Wong

21 February 2019

California, United States

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Correcting "data voids," which provide the space for conspiracies to flourish online, requires online platforms to take active measures against misinformation. In the face of digital marketing incentive structures and...

The Boston Globe

Stefanie Dreyer

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10 January 2019

United States

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By collecting and sharing its data on Internet scams and phishing attacks, the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), a cyber security nonprofit, acts like a clearinghouse for records. The APWG brings together other inte...

BBC

Dougal Shaw

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4 June 2018

London, England

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An app called Olio addresses the issue of food waste in London by recruiting 1,000 "food waste heroes" to gather excess food from restaurants and redistribute them amongst the neighborhood using the Olio platform. Any...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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25 April 2018

United States

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While news of failures in the fight against climate change make headlines daily, there are many steps the everyday citizen can take to reduce their impact. Many don't know where to start though. That's where Project D...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Paola Mardo

2 March 2018

Mexico

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The project No estamos todas (“We are not all here”) was founded to call attention to rising rate of female homicide victims in Mexico as well as to commemorate victim’s lives. Artists are commissioned to make a woman...

CityLab

Amitha Kalaichandran

26 October 2017

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Disseminating correct HIV information to the public can be difficult but an HIV prevention program for the homeless has used artificial intelligence to select 'influencers' who are more likely to spread information. T...

Next City

Josh Cohen

5 July 2017

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Through poetry, Seattle's Civic Poet collected the stories, observations, and creativity of past and present residents. These poems were entered into a Poetic Grid, an online interface that connected the writing on a ...

Harper's Magazine

Kim Wall

19 June 2017

Havana, Cuba

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In Cuba, most access to internet is extremely limited. "The Weekly Package," solves this problem--carried by individuals who travel around on foot each week, it is a single, black market hard drive from which custome...

SFGate

John Wildermuth

11 March 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Jennifer Pahlka founded Code for America, an organization that provides human-centered design tech solutions to government services. Now they have a growing list of requests from cities all over the US, a network of 4...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Deepa Bharath

6 January 2016

London, United Kingdom

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"The Abdullah-X Show" on YouTube is the creation of a former Islamic extremist who says he was attracted precisely to the kind of ideology terrorists espouse these days. He has used the medium to warn potential extrem...

The New York Times

Erik Eckholm

11 August 2015

United States

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Prisons in the United States are overcrowded with many non-violent offenders and the cost to keep them in jail consumes public budgets. Criminal justice reform has attracted bipartisan interest with diverse proposals ...

Bright Magazine

Kaite Welsh

2 April 2015

United States

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Students in today's technical world are now using blogging and other forms of social media, known as studyblrs, in order to help each other improve achievement through online homework help, communication, and encourag...

Bright Magazine

Kathryn Joyce

31 March 2015

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Colorful volumes of books have aided teaching for centuries; however, the scope of engagement in the internet age demands newer methods for pedagogy. Pinterest, a social media-constructed visual bulletin board, has be...

Pacific Standard

Maya Dusenbery

5 February 2015

United States

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Abortion is a highly stigmatized topic that can lead individuals to selectively disclose who they tell about the experience. Storytelling is now being viewed as a way to help de-stigmatize abortion based on contact th...

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