1. In the wake of Egypt’s historic presidential election, revisit David Wolman’s Ellie-nominated story on the youth activists who helped topple a dictator. 

    In the wake of Egypt’s historic presidential election, revisit David Wolman’s Ellie-nominated story on the youth activists who helped topple a dictator. 

  2. Photos from our panel last night on social media’s role in revolutionary movements. Stay tuned for the podcast!

  3. Tonight at New America NYC:

    You Say You Want a Revolution: Uprisings, Technology, and the Media

    Two of our authors will discuss how they’ve covered uprisingsbefore and afterthe social media revolution. 

  4. Reading list for tomorrow’s event (5/8) at New America NYC on the role of technology in revolutions:
How the January 25 Egyptian Revolution Was Organized by David Wolman (excerpt from The Instigators)
Why Don’t We Care About Syria? by Emily Parker 
A California Accountant’s Coup by Adam Piore (excerpt from The Accidental Terrorist) 

    Reading list for tomorrow’s event (5/8) at New America NYC on the role of technology in revolutions:

  5. Happy e-reading. 

    ljdigital:

    Narratives in a Digital Age

    The Atavist

    For Monday, we will continue learning about some of the innovative digital approaches The Atavist has taken with publishing narrative non-fiction in the E-Single format. Please read its newest story, “The Accidental Terrorist,” and also “The Instigators,” which was nominated for an Ellie in the reporting category from the American Society of Magazine Editors.

  6. Two of our stories, Lifted and The Instigators, are Digital Media Finalists for the 2012 National Magazine Awards!

    Two of our stories, Lifted and The Instigators, are Digital Media Finalists for the 2012 National Magazine Awards!

  7. Jan. 25 should be a day to start a new push for realizing the revolution’s goals

    — Egyptian activist Ahmed Maher, in the Daily BeastThe Instigators tells the story behind the digital uprising in Egypt. 

  8. Ahmed Maher, co-founder of Egypt’s April 6 Youth Movement, is featured in Time's photo essay on protesters. Maher is the subject of David Wolman's The Instigators. 

    Ahmed Maher, co-founder of Egypt’s April 6 Youth Movement, is featured in Time's photo essay on protesters. Maher is the subject of David Wolman's The Instigators

  9. I like physical books and magazines as much as the next guy. What I like even more, though, is long-form storytelling.

    — David Wolman, author of The Instigators, discussing his foray into digital longform in Nieman Reports