News and Blogs

The Piracy Wars are Over. Let’s Talk about Data Incumbency.

Friday, March 15, 2019

A few years ago I changed the name of this site from Media Piracy in Emerging Economies–named after the report that was its primary content–to The Piracy Years. Part of my intent was to create a better container for the reports and projects that followed. Part of it was to signal my sense that much of this work belonged to an era that, in important respects, was closing.

Polarization Doesn’t Have to Be a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Friday, December 21, 2018

Joe Karaganis and Sam Ford write in Slate about the risk of self-fulfilling accounts of political polarization and how conversational processes like the Bowling Green Civic Assembly can ground alternatives.  A full report on the Civic Assembly can be found here.

Next City: "Making the Case for America’s Middle Neighborhoods"

Monday, September 24, 2018

Next City

By Kelly Regan and Stephanie Sung, with research by Brianna Williams

Washington Post: "Russia is building a new Napster — but for academic research"

Friday, July 13, 2018
Washington Post
By Joe Karaganis and Balazs Bodo
What will future historians see as the major Russian contribution to early 21st-century Internet culture? It might not be troll farms and other strategies for poisoning public conversation — but rather, the democratization of access to scientific and scholarly knowledge.

The Philadelphia Tribune: "Dwight Evans seeks second term in Congress"

Friday, April 27, 2018
By Michael D’Onofrio
Incumbent Dwight Evans said he will rely on a his political record and experience as a longtime politician against a political newcomer in the upcoming Democratic primary.
“Who is most effective and who will get things done?” Evans asked during a recent Philadelphia Tribune editorial board meeting.

Bowling Green Daily News: "Community workshop sheds light on local issues, closes civic assembly"

Friday, February 23, 2018

Bowling Green Daily News

By Don Sergent

Created to boost civic engagement, the three-part Bowling Green Civic Assembly wrapped up Friday with a community workshop that also provided civic education.

The American Assembly
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 456 New York, NY 10115
212-870-3500 -