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Guest Post: API seeks Best-Practices and New Tools for Fact-Checking

By Jane Elizabeth / 2014 July 22nd

Technology and research drive the American Press Institute's Fact-Checking Project, which aims to give journalists and newsrooms new ways to get information right. Read More

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The Democracy Fund Relaunches as an Independent Foundation

By Joe Goldman / 2014 June 30th

When Pierre asked me in the Spring of 2011 to develop a new democracy program, I could not have imagined the incredible journey... Read More

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Local Journalism - What will the new ecosystem look like?

By Tom Glaisyer / 2014 January 16th

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A Farewell to AmericaSpeaks

By Joe Goldman / 2014 January 2nd

One of the leading innovators in the field of public deliberation, AmericaSpeaks, recently announced that it is closing its doors after almost 20 years in operation. It seems appropriate to take this moment to reflect on what AmericaSpeaks is leaving behind. Read More

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Guest Post: The Role of Ranked Choice Voting in 2013

By Rob Richie / 2013 December 19th

FairVote examines the success of Ranked Choice Voting during the 2013 Elections Read More

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Guest Post:New Report Evaluates the Use of Google Hangouts and Other Formats for Public Deliberation

By Peter Levine / 2013 November 25th

This is the seventh in a series of blog posts by CIRCLE, which evaluated several initiatives funded by the Democracy Fund to inform and engage voters during the 2012 election. These posts discuss issues of general interest that emerged from specific evaluations. Read More

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Guest Post: The State Open Campaign System: Technology for Cleaner, Fairer Campaigns

By John Kaehny / 2013 October 25th

John Kaehny gives an overview of the State Open Campaign System; a newblueprint for an affordable, state-of-the-art campaign finance reporting system. Read More

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Guest Post:  Engaging News Project Results

By Talia Stroud / 2013 September 18th

Talia Stroud (Director, Engaging News Project), outlines four take-aways from the Project's work over the last year. Read More

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Fostering a Culture of Problem Solving in Washington

By Joe Goldman / 2013 August 14th

Joe Goldman discusses compromise in today's political environment and the work that the No Labels Foundation, a recent grantee of the Democracy Fund, is doing to contribute to a more productive governance process. Read More

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Guest Post: Creating Community Solutions, part of the National Dialogue on Mental Health

By Carolyn Lukensmeyer / 2013 August 9th

Dr. Carolyn Lukensmeyer discusses new efforts in California and New Mexico to expand the conversation on Mental Health using small-group discussions, large forums, online conversations and large-scale events. Read More

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