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Foreign Policy Magazine features @Joi and @EthanZ as top global thinkers

Nov. 29, 2011, 9:14 a.m., Posted by Elizabeth R. Miller

For their work navigating the future of global media, MIT’s Joi Ito and Ethan Zuckerman have been named as top global thinkers by Foreign Policy Magazine.

In its coverage, the magazine offers a portrait of 2011's global marketplace of ideas and the 100 thinkers who make them. About Ito, a Knight board member and director of the MIT Media Lab, and Zuckerman, director of the MIT Center for Civic Media, the magazine writes:

Seeking access to health-care reform arguments, journalism groups petition Supreme Court

Nov. 23, 2011, 9:11 a.m., Posted by Elizabeth R. Miller

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Major journalism groups are calling on the Supreme Court to allow audio and video coverage of upcoming health-care reform arguments.

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has petitioned to include the recordings in three cases involving proposed federal health-care legislation. Delaying the release of argument recordings “will impede journalists’” ability to provide same-day coverage, the letter to Chief Justice John G. Roberts also noted. The Supreme Court usually releases audio recordings at the end of the week. It has never allowed video recordings of its proceedings.