Ethan Zuckerman, [announcing the closure of MIT's Center for Civic Media](

> Thanks to everyone who's followed our work over the years and lent a hand in one way or another. We have had an extraordinary run, thanks most of all to everyone who's joined us around our table for conversation, collaboration, argument or support. My heart is only a little heavy as we close this chapter because the hundreds of people who've been part of the Center for Civic Media have gone around the world to spread the ideas, strategies and tools we've developed together. We are all, in our own ways, working to change the world.

Zuckerman, who will continue some of this work at his [new UMass Amherst initiative](, moved to shutter the MIT Center in the wake of [Epstein disaster](