Ethan Zuckerman is a senior researcher at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. His research focuses on the distribution of attention in mainstream and new media, the use of technology for international development, and the use of new media technologies by activists. He and his team recently launched Media Cloud, an open-source platform for studying online media that enables quantitative analysis of media attention.
Zuckerman is the co-founder Global Voices, an international community of bloggers who report on blogs and citizen media from around the world, with emphasis on voices that are not ordinarily heard in international mainstream media. They share news and opinions from citizen media in over 150 nations, translate content from over 30 languages, and publish editions in 20 languages. With support from foundation funders and media partners, Global Voices supports dozens of smaller citizen media projects in developing nations, and is a leading voice for free speech online.
In 2000, Zuckerman founded Geekcorps, a technology volunteer corps that sends IT specialists to work on projects in developing nations, with a focus on West Africa. Geekcorps sent over 100 volunteers to projects throughout the developing world, working on projects that ranged from bringing internet connectivity to Malian radio stations to digitizing databases to manage Rwanda's Gacaca trials.
Zuckerman is also a blogger at My Heart's in Accra.
Last Updated: Jul 20, 2010