Next week, New Press will publish Beyond the Echo Chamber: How a Networked Progressive Media Can Reshape American Politics, in which my old pals Jessica Clarke and Tracy Van Slyke describe how media outlets can maximize their impact by integrating four layers of networked users, self-organized networks, institutional networks, and networks of institutions–all visualized in a series of maps that Jessica and Tracy released on their blog. Here's the first layer, networked users:

If that's too hard to read, here's the PDF.

I've been watching their work unfold for years, and I think Beyond the Echo Chamber will be a very handy toolbox for anyone trying to build (or maybe just understand) a more shareable world.

Jeremy Adam Smith


Jeremy Adam Smith

Jeremy Adam Smith is the editor who helped launch He's the author of The Daddy Shift (Beacon Press, June 2009); co-editor of The Compassionate Instinct (W.W. Norton

Things I share: Mainly babysitting with other parents! I also share all the transportation I can, through bikes and buses and trains and carpooling.