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.

  • 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
  • Real Dialogues “Work and Wages” Project
    This short introduction will give you an overview of the intriguing people who met each other to discuss work, wages and the minimum wage. Click one of the links at the end of the video to see other episodes – or watch them all at the YouTube Work & Wages playlist.   @citizenschannelFiled under: Connectivity ... (Read More)
    Source: Published on 2015-10-27By Digital Citizen
  • Real Dialogues “Work and Wages” Project
    This short introduction will give you an overview of the intriguing people who met each other to discuss work, wages and the minimum wage. Click one of the links at the end of the video to see other episodes – or watch them all at the YouTube Work & Wages playlist.   @citizenschannelFiled under: Connectivity ... (Read More)
    Source: Digital CitizenPublished on 2015-10-27By Digital Citizen
  • Real Dialogues “Work & Wages” Project
    This short introduction will give you an overview of the intriguing people who met each other to discuss work, wages and the minimum wage. Click one of the links at the end of the video to see other episodes – or watch them all at the YouTube Work & Wages playlist.Filed under: Connectivity ... (Read More)
    Source: Digital CitizenPublished on 2015-10-27By Digital Citizen
  • Millennial = Neither Republican nor Democrat
    As a Christian, the Republicans assume they can win my vote; as a Latina woman, granddaughter of Mexican immigrants, the Democrats think they can count on me. They are both wrong. Like so many of my generation, I am living evidence that the red-vs-blue portrait is severely distorted. I see a technicolor, complex and challenging reality and neither party’s monochromatic platform has won me over. Smackdab in the center of the millennial generation, born in the early 90’s, I live a life much like many of my peers – a life of multitasking, technology, self-expression and open-mindedness. When it comes ... (Read More)
    Source: Mediators FoundationPublished on 2015-10-08By Becca Nunziato
  • 7 tips for facilitating discussions on community-police relations
    Having conversations about community-police relations can sometimes be uncomfortable. To help dialogue participants feel at ease, facilitators should come prepared to explain certain points at the beginning of the discussion and examine their own biases as well. Here are seven tips to help facilitators of conversations about community-police relations to help you have a successful, trust-building dialogue:   1. Address the issue of race/racism at the beginning Facilitators should explain that the issue of race/racism may come up during the dialogue circle.  Ask the group what assumptions on race/racism underlie the issue of community-police relations.  What role does race/racism ... (Read More)
    Source: Everyday DemocracyPublished on 2015-09-17By rebecca
  • Reflections on including the word ‘racism’ in the title of your change effort
    When you're naming your community change effort, you may have some difficult decisions to make, especially if you're addressing racism. Should you include the word "racism" in the name? Will it turn too many people away? A community in Wagner, S.D., that's been working on creating positive change for the last eight years chose to keep the word "racism" in their program name, and they shared their thoughts on the subject: Having the word "racism" in the title of your change efforts is a bold move, but it didn't happen overnight. Initially, they worked with the Extension program ... (Read More)
    Source: Everyday DemocracyPublished on 2015-09-14By rebecca
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