Media Coverage

Jun. 24, 1011: Rockville news blog abandons its Web site, goes all Facebook all the time (Washington Post)

Apr. 2011: Bright Idea: Using Social Media to Promote Healthy Youth Development (HHS)

Jan. 6, 2010: Facebook is a local news ‘frienemy’ (Lost Remote)

December 14, 2009: In the electronic age, is it possible to vanish without a trace? (Patt Morrison on KPCC) (mp3)

December 7, 2009: Wired Magazine’s “Vanish” Contest — A Special Report Offramp on KPCC (mp3 13:17)

November 23, 2009: How He Got Found (Knight Foundation Blog)

November 20, 2009: Writer Evan Ratliff Tried to Vanish: Here’s What Happened (Wired Magazine)

November 17, 2009: The End of Privacy: Evan Ratliff and the Vanish Contest (CNN with Campbell Brown). Ratliff’s own media roundup of contest coverage.

November 16, 2009: New evidence points to benefits of online social networks (mp3) (Future Tense, American Public Media)

November 9, 2009: NewsCloud Helps Locate Missing Writer (Knight Foundation Blog)

September 21, 2009: Micropayments for news: The holy grail or just a dangerous delusion? (Slashdot)

September 2009: Roundup of media appearances related to capture of Evan Ratliff in Wired Magazine’s Vanish contest including CBS News interview with NewsCloud founder, Jeff Reifman

August 17, 2009: Community Sharing, There’s an App for That! (World Changing)

August 14, 2009: 12 Things Newspapers Should Do to Survive (Mashable)

July 8, 2009: The End of News Websites? (Online Journalism Blog)

May 27, 2009: Experimental Facebook Use Rewards News Readers (Poynter Online)

May 12, 2009: Facebook app translates online efforts into real-world environmental change (

April 30, 2009: Plugged in: UW is tweeting its way into a new social media ecosystem (University Week, University of Washington)

April 28, 2009: Social networking and relationships (MPR “Mid-morning”, Minnesota Public Radio)

April 22, 2009: Trash concerns: Hot Dish encourages young adults to get involved in global issues (WWAY3, ABC, Wilmington, NC)

April 22, 2009: UW journalists unveil In:Site (

April 21, 2009: UW class launches news app on Facebook (Seattle P-I)

April 7, 2009: Facebook: Engaging young people in news. (Knight News Leadership 3.0)

April 2, 2009: Watch Facebook 101. Dr. Greenhow on Facebook basics and MnDaily. (Twin Cities Live KSTP 5)

March 31, 2009: Come get your news points everybody! (Minnesota Public Radio)

March 31, 2009: Researchers test new ways to involve people in news through social media (

March 31, 2009: Mondale & Jones: Gary Kebbel from the Knight Foundation talks about the craze online of Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace. (WCCO Radio)

March 31, 2009: Social media experiment to get people involved in the news (

March 30, 2009: An interesting experiment by the Minnesota Daily student newspaper (Minneapolis/St. Paul City Pages)

March 29, 2009: The Daily on Facebook (

March 11, 2009: Can social networking save the environment? Watch video (WWAY3 ABC, Wilmington, NC)

March 8, 2009: Hot Dish: New Climate Change News Application on Facebook (

March 5, 2009: Check out the Hot Dish! ( Blog)

March 5, 2009: Hot Dish on Facebook: current events reach the youth (Editors Weblog)

March 4, 2009: A Facebook experiment to help save the Earth and journalism? (

March 4, 2009: Seattle’s Grist fuels Facebook’s climate-change forum (The Seattle Times)

March 3, 2009: Hot news + hot earth = Hot Dish ( Blog)

August 2005: High-tech playground for news junkies (Seattle Times)

March 2005: Peek at TV’s Web Potential (Seattle Times)


News Releases

May 4, 2011: NewsCloud Receives Knight Foundation Grant to Make Facebook-Connected Communities Easy

February 2, 2010: NewsCloud Receives Knight Foundation Grant to Launch Facebook Sites for Twelve News Organizations

November 16, 2009: Could Facebook Make America Smarter?

September 3, 2009: Research Findings Released: Engaging Youth in Social Media – Is Facebook the New Media Frontier?

July 14, 2009: GenOmics News Community Launched on Facebook!

April 21, 2009: University of Washington students deliver news where young people live: on Facebook

March 30, 2009: U of M researchers using Facebook application to engage youth in news

March 4, 2009: Groundbreaking Facebook Application to Engage Communities Working Together to Stop Climate Change

December 15, 2008: New Facebook Applications to Engage Youth in News


Related Materials

September 8, 2009: How We Caught Missing Wired Magazine Writer Evan Ratliff

August 28, 2009: NewsCloud Launches Quick Response VanishTeam Facebook Application to Find Evan Ratliff in Wired’s Vanish Competition

August 21, 2009: The Evolution of Community Newspapers in the Age of Twitter and Facebook (NewsCloud Blog)

March 10, 2009: Applying Hot Dish Technology to Online Organizing (NewsCloud Blog)

March 4, 2009: Placing Hot Dish in the Context of Newspaper Industry Turmoil (Jeff Reifman’s Blog)


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