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Posts from ‘January, 2006’

Q&A About the Center

Mark Glaser, who recently started the “MediaShift” blog for PBS, has posted an interview about this center. Here’s the Q&A portion: Q: Why did you decide to start the Center? Gillmor: Given the upheaval in traditional media, I saw an opportunity to create a relatively independent perch to offer some analysis and help, both to […]

Citizen Video Takes on Bush Domestic Spying

It’s a big download — they should use BitTorrent — but it’s worth a look: “No-Spy Video” is a clever and trenchant look at President Bush’s notion that warrantless spying on American citizens is a natural right of government.

Apple's Brilliant, Infuriating PR

I’ve done a column for PR Week about Apple Computer’s PR control freakery. You can read it here.

Assessing Campaigns and Blogs

American Journalism Review: Blogging on the Hustings. The end of the campaign brought a sense of wistfulness to many Virginia bloggers. Several said they didn’t expect the blogosphere to be quite as open and free the next time around. Candidates, corporations, advocacy groups and paid bloggers – operatives hired by interest groups to blog as […]

Online Journalism Forum, Live Today (Tonight) from London and Doha

UPDATED I’ll participating in a live online “Journalism Leaders’ Forum” at 10:30 Pacific time this morning — here’s the webcast site — sponsored by the University of Central Lancashire in the United Kingdom. I’m in Doha, Qatar, doing video from my Mac using the iSight camera, and it all seems to be working. Then again, […]

On the Road

I’ll be on the road for roughly the next 24 hours. Postings will resume Monday night or Tuesday.

Sanitizing the Past

Two items in current news are raising questions of how to preserve historical truths in a digital age. The Lowell Sun in Massachusetts reports that the staff of U.S. Rep Marty Meehan “wiped out references to his broken term-limits pledge as well as information about his huge campaign war chest in an independent biography of […]

Google's Dual View of World

From Dave Farber’s Interesting People mail list: Here’s what censorship does. Compare Google China: Google the rest of the world:

A Publisher's Deceptions, Money Trumping Honor

Timothy Noah (Slate): Did Nan Talese Lie To Oprah? – What did James Frey’s publisher know and when did she know it? Yes, Talese learned about the particular fabrications exposed by The Smoking Gun (there were more than two) “at the same time” that Winfrey did. But Talese had reason to believe Frey hadn’t told […]

Interactive Means Sharing, Not Controlling

Jeff Jarvis: Interaction vs. reaction: But enough about you…. Interactivity is about more than reaction. It is about creation. It is not about controlled authority. It is about sharing authority.