Beyond the Echo Chamber

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.