News from the Community

The following news items are an aggregation of RSS feeds taken from over 60 websites across the web.  They represent member organizations from the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation, the Bridge Alliance, and supporting organizations of the Transpartisan Review.  Although not all items reflect transpartisan news and opinion, the following feed offers an interesting snapshot of the work of organizations who pursue a mission of sharing meaningful ideas and lasting solutions to our most pressing problems.

  • Community engagement brings a spark to city revitalization efforts
    Revitalizing a community is a big task to take on, and it’s one that the Oakland Planning and Development Corp (OPDC) knows works best when everyone in the community is involved in the process. Neglected properties, over-occupied homes, and public safety concerns were a few of the issues residents of the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pa., wanted to address. These conditions were enough for OPDC to initiate a master plan for their neighborhood, aiming for an entirely renewed Oakland by 2025. As a community-based development corporation, community engagement is a fundamental component of the services they provide. Engaging local residents ... (Read More)
    Source: Everyday DemocracyPublished on 2015-10-30By rebecca
  • How Digital Citizen Works
    Digital Citizen connects people using social and mobile media to television programs and public forums. The Digital Citizen app helps communities surface representative voices, and gives emerging leaders a powerful way to connect with the public and the media. Here is how we used Digital Citizen in the 2012 Presidential Campaign. The app can be embedded on any website, allowing people to express their thoughts, watch and vote on the comments of others, and share across all social platforms. UnitedRepublic.org embedded an offer to send “citizen reporters” to the 2012 political conventions with the satellite channel Link TV to ... (Read More)
    Source: Published on 2015-10-28By Digital Citizen
  • How Digital Citizen Works
    Digital Citizen connects people using social and mobile media to television programs and public forums. The Digital Citizen app helps communities surface representative voices, and gives emerging leaders a powerful way to connect with the public and the media. Here is how we used Digital Citizen in the 2012 Presidential Campaign. The app can be embedded on any website, allowing people to express their thoughts, watch and vote on the comments of others, and share across all social platforms. UnitedRepublic.org embedded an offer to send “citizen reporters” to the 2012 political conventions with the satellite channel Link TV to ... (Read More)
    Source: Digital CitizenPublished on 2015-10-28By Digital Citizen
  • How Digital Citizen Works
    Digital Citizen connects people using social and mobile media to television programs and public forums. The Digital Citizen app helps communities surface representative voices, and gives emerging leaders a powerful way to connect with the public and the media. Here is how we used Digital Citizen in the 2012 Presidential Campaign. The app can be embedded on any website, allowing people to express their thoughts, watch and vote on the comments of others, and share across all social platforms. UnitedRepublic.org embedded an offer to send “citizen reporters” to the 2012 political conventions with the satellite channel Link TV to ... (Read More)
    Source: Digital CitizenPublished on 2015-10-28By Digital Citizen
  • Digital Citizen 2012 Video Highlights
    During the 2012 election, the Digital Citizen Initiative resulted in the 2012 Convention series VOICES UP for Link TV, which used an innovative online process to find Citizen Reporters who covered money in politics at the 2012 Republican and Democratic Conventions. In partnership with United Republic (today named Represent.US), we set out on a search for people to take to the 2012 Republican and Democratic  Convetions to become Citizen Reporters. 71,000 page views, 2200 votes, plus thousands of Tweets and Facebook “likes” later, we found our reporters. Here are three short videos that show how the process worked and how ... (Read More)
    Source: Published on 2015-10-27By Digital Citizen
  • Digital Citizen 2012 Video Highlights
    During the 2012 election, the Digital Citizen Initiative resulted in the 2012 Convention series VOICES UP for Link TV, which used an innovative online process to find Citizen Reporters who covered money in politics at the 2012 Republican and Democratic Conventions. In partnership with United Republic (today named Represent.US), we set out on a search for people to take to the 2012 Republican and Democratic  Convetions to become Citizen Reporters. 71,000 page views, 2200 votes, plus thousands of Tweets and Facebook “likes” later, we found our reporters. Here are three short videos that show how the process worked and how ... (Read More)
    Source: Digital CitizenPublished on 2015-10-27By Digital Citizen
  • Digital Citizen 2012 Video Highlights
    During the 2012 election, the Digital Citizen Initiative resulted in the 2012 Convention series VOICES UP for Link TV, which used an innovative online process to find Citizen Reporters who covered money in politics at the 2012 Republican and Democratic Conventions. In partnership with United Republic (today named Represent.US), we set out on a search for people to take to the 2012 Republican and Democratic  Convetions to become Citizen Reporters. 71,000 page views, 2200 votes, plus thousands of Tweets and Facebook “likes” later, we found our reporters. Here are three short videos that show how the process worked and how ... (Read More)
    Source: Digital CitizenPublished on 2015-10-27By Digital Citizen
  • PBS MediaShift: A Bold Experiment
    A Bold Experiment: Sending Citizen Reporters to Cover National Conventions By Originally published in PBS MediaShift – August 23, 2012 For two weeks every four years, the media and the politicos gather for the insider’s ritual of selecting a presidential candidate. Really, it’s an opportunity for them to party, schmooze and show the special interests, who support their cause, a good time. The role of the citizen in these pageants is, at best, as passive consumer. So, what happens when you toss in a pair of citizen reporters, and put them ... (Read More)
    Source: Published on 2015-10-27By Digital Citizen
  • PBS MediaShift: A Bold Experiment
    A Bold Experiment: Sending Citizen Reporters to Cover National Conventions By Originally published in PBS MediaShift – August 23, 2012 For two weeks every four years, the media and the politicos gather for the insider’s ritual of selecting a presidential candidate. Really, it’s an opportunity for them to party, schmooze and show the special interests, who support their cause, a good time. The role of the citizen in these pageants is, at best, as passive consumer. So, what happens when you toss in a pair of citizen reporters, and put them ... (Read More)
    Source: Digital CitizenPublished on 2015-10-27By Digital Citizen
  • PBS MediaShift: A Bold Experiment
    A Bold Experiment: Sending Citizen Reporters to Cover National Conventions By Originally published in PBS MediaShift – August 23, 2012 For two weeks every four years, the media and the politicos gather for the insider’s ritual of selecting a presidential candidate. Really, it’s an opportunity for them to party, schmooze and show the special interests, who support their cause, a good time. The role of the citizen in these pageants is, at best, as passive consumer. So, what happens when you toss in a pair of citizen reporters, and put them ... (Read More)
    Source: Digital CitizenPublished on 2015-10-27By Digital Citizen
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