Jes­si­ca Clark is a writer, edi­tor and researcher, with more than 15 years of expe­ri­ence span­ning com­mer­cial, edu­ca­tion­al, inde­pen­dent and pub­lic media pro­duc­tion. Cur­rent­ly she is the Research Direc­tor for Amer­i­can University’s Cen­ter for Social Media. She also writes a month­ly col­umn for PBS’ Medi­aShift on new direc­tions in pub­lic media. She is the author, with Tra­cy Van Slyke, of Beyond the Echo Cham­ber: Reshap­ing Pol­i­tics Through Net­worked Pro­gres­sive Media (2010, New Press).
A journalist and frequent media commentator, Clark is the former executive editor of In These Times, where she also served as the managing editor, associate publisher and assistant publisher. Her freelance articles have appeared in in such outlets as the San Francisco Chronicle, the American Prospect online, The Ottawa Citizen and South Africa’s Wireless. As Research Director for American University’s Center for Social Media, she directs the Future of Public Media project, conducts and commisions research,such as the influential 2009 report Public Media 2.0: Dynamic, Engaged Publics, and organizes events such as the Beyond Broadcast conference. She holds an MA in Social Sciences and a BA in English from the University of Chicago.
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The New Cartographers
What does it mean to map everything all the time?
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iPower to the People
The perils and promise of point-and-click politics
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Blogs Up, Hacks Down
The appearance of seven Democratic presidential contenders at the YearlyKos convention demonstrated that the Kossacks and fellow A-listers--along with what the Liberal Blog Advertising Network calls their 3 million daily readers--are now ensconced as political players
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Chasing the Green Pound in London
Forget "I am not a plastic bag" campaign, Spitalfield's Market is where to find London's genuine eco-friendly fashion
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Boomsday: Bankrupt Satire
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Bisexual Healing
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The Skinny on Thin
Thin, a movie filmed at the Renfrew Center, follows four women in their battle with eating disorders.
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Virginity or Death!: A Conversation With Katha Pollitt
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YouTube in MeWorld
According to Anthropologist Thomas de Zengotita, Websites like MySpace and YouTube encourage socializing and self adolation.
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I’ll show you hormonal…
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In Politics, Comedy is Central
Comedy is a rising medium for political satire and critique.
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Who needs Tivo? LinkTV coverage of YearlyKos
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Live Blogging from Take Back America
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Help us Mark Mission Unaccomplished Day
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Calling all citizens
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pick up that pen, grumpy…
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Dear Postindustrial Capitalism
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Donna Brazile: Embrace Feingold’s censure proposal
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lawyers to the extreme
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Dancing as fast as I can
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key quotes from the videotape
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Video proves that Bush knew Katrina risks
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Protect online organizing: protest AOL e-mail tax
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Eye on Russert
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Politics: Who cares?
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Attack of the academics!
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Movements vs. campaigns
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freakin’ assholes!
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“The truth is permanent, and everything else falls by the wayside”
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Here’s a theory: leave the scientists alone
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MYOB, sez America
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filibuster-o-rama
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An MLK day thought from our circ director…
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The Christians are creeping me out once again
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Why I’m moving to Norway
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A heck of a job
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in case you were wondering…
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For the discerning holiday shopper
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ripped from the headlines
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She-said/She-said
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Happy Thanksgiving—now spit out that bird!
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a light slowly dawns
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Get thee behind me, God
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Fun with semantics
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puh-leeze
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Class of 2009
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Reach out and touch someone
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The first rule of FX…
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