Best of GovFreshTV in 2009

GovFreshTV interviewed many of the leading figures in the open government, Gov 2.0 movement in 2009. It’s an incredible list of thinkers shaping the future of government.

I’m honored to have met and talked with each of them about the work they’re doing.

Here’s a review:

Craig Newmark

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark talks about Gov 2.0 and social media’s role in democracy.

Bill Eggers

Bill Eggers is the author of ‘Government 2.0’ and co-author of ‘If We Can Put a Man on the Moon: Getting Big Things Done in Government.’

Ellen Miller

Sunlight Foundation Co-founder and Executive Director Ellen Miller discusses open government, transparency and gov 2.0.

Clay Johnson

GovFreshTV talks with Sunlight Labs Director Clay Johnson.

Dmitry Kachaev

GovFreshTV talks with Dmitry Kachaev, Director of Research and Development, DC Government OCTO Labs.

Jake Brewer

Sunlight Foundation Engagement Director Jake Brewer discusses Gov 2.0, open government and transparency.

Mark Drapeau

Dr. Mark Drapeau (@cheek_geeky), co-chair of Gov 2.0 Expo, share his thoughts on Gov 2.0 in 2009, and what to expect in 2010.

Laurel Ruma

GovFreshTV talks with O’Reilly Media’s Laurel Ruma.

Silona Bonewald

GovFreshTV talks with Silona Bonewald of and League of Technical Voters.

Jim Gilliam

GovFreshTV interview with NationBuilder, and founder Jim Gilliam.

GovFreshTV and me

GovFreshTVAs the newest member of the GovFresh team, I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself. I’m going to be working on all things related to GovFreshTV including shooting, producing, hosting, and generally running around related conferences/workshops/barcamps/etc like a madwoman, with a Flip video camera dangling off my wrist (or in front of my face)!

I come from a background as a live TV news producer ~ but that seems like a lifetime ago. When I got burnt out on the restrictions, crazy hours and low pay of the network news industry, I went to work for then-startup Current TV … securing myself another bout with crazy hours and low pay! Currently, I work in the online marketing/social media space and for several years now have harbored a love for and engagement with political causes and issues.

Luke is a longtime friend of my husband’s and when I heard about GovFresh, I knew I had found another niche for myself. Having a camera in my hand again – whether I’m behind it or in front of it! – is a good feeling, and the work I’ll continue to do with GovFreshTV brings together some of the things I love most: social media, web 2.0, gov 2.0, politics and – to get back to my earlier roots – TV production.

As we move forward with GFTV you’ll be seeing a lot more one-on-one interviews with people in the gov 2.0 space, exploring various aspects of the movement and what the ideas of governmental transparency mean.

If you have any suggestions about people you want to see interviewed, questions you want answered, or anything else … feel free to email: