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Ethan Zuckerman, Director, Center for Civic Media, MIT

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Ethan Zuckerman


Ethan Zuckerman is Director of the Center for Civic Media at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a principal research scientist at MIT’s Media Lab, where he heads research on Media Cloud, a system for quantitative analysis of agenda setting in digital media, and Promise Tracker, a platform that allows citizens to monitor powerful institutions using mobile and web technologies. He is the author of Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection, published by W. W. Norton in 2013. With Rebecca MacKinnon, Zuckerman cofounded international blogging community Global Voices, which showcases news and opinions from citizen media in more than 150 nations and 30 languages. Zuckerman’s research focuses on issues of internet freedom, civic engagement through digital tools, and international connections through media. He blogs at http://ethanzuckerman.com/blog.