Two fellows at Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society – Rebecca MacKinnon and Ethan Zuckerman – were recently awarded Best Journalistic Blog in English by Deutsche Welle for Global Voices Online, the nonprofit media project they co-founded and run (http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/globalvoices/). The award recognizes the “tremendous contribution” made to citizens’ media in the past year.
Visitors to Global Voice Online, which was sponsored and launched from the Berkman Center, number a quarter of a million monthly. It has broken international stories, such as riots in Brazil, and provides timely information to media bureaus like Reuters, CNN, the British Broadcasting Corporation, and National Public Radio.
Before coming to the center, MacKinnon was a fellow at the Kennedy School of Government’s Shorenstein Center, and worked previously as CNN bureau chief in Tokyo and Beijing. Zuckerman previously served as CEO of Tripod, an Internet company, and also founded GeekCorps, a technology volunteer organization.