Keeping all lines open for updates from Micah Sifry’s Personal Democracy Forum kicking off in New York today.
Lessig and Eric Schmidt / Tom Friedman already, and it’s not even noon out there. Full schedule here.
Keep live-blogging, folks — good stuff!
As noted on one of the above tabs — ExposingExpo.com is now live. This is a project I did as part of an Advanced Online Journalism course at USC Annenberg School for Communication. My colleagues on the project who did much of the excellent reporting and design were Justina Ly, Maya Meinert, and Katie Riese. I only wish we had more time to really pimp out the Flash map and interactivity action.
ExposingExpo examines the issues and concerns surrounding Los Angeles MTA’s Expo Line — it’s first phase and more controversial second phase proposals.
I was happy enough to read part one of Thomas Curwen’s excellent report on Johan Otter, who was attacked by a grizzly bear in Glacier National Park while hiking with his daughter and lived to tell about it.
The HUGE bonus, is this awesome audio/photo slideshow. Nice, one, LAT. More, please!
Read “Attacked by a Grizzly” Part One | Part Two.
Yahoo announced the acquisition of RightMedia — it had already been a “strategic 20 percent investment” — a wise, counterplay to Google’s recent $3.1B acquisition of DoubleClick. Doesn’t seem to be a hasty reactionary move as Right Media’s Exchange system could be a boon to Yahoo’s publisher network and it’s new Adwords-like search advertising platform code-named Panama. Yahoo CEO Terry Semel’s optimistic blog post is here. New York Times gets a jump on the story here. A conference call will take place Monday morning and surely the industry-watchers will have more deets and analysis.