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Posts on ‘June 23rd, 2006’

House Speaker's Land Deals

At the Sunlight Foundation, Bill Allison has been uncovering remarkable facts about House Speaker Dennis Hastert and his land dealings back home. Great reporting, and unpersuasive responses from Hastert’s defenders. Now the foundation is looking for citizen reporters to investigate the other members. Recommended if you have the inclination.

Student Journalists' Major-League Project

A terrific project called News21 — sponsored by two major foundations to help figure out the future of journalism education (and maybe journalism itself) — is under way. This is an important initiative, bringing in students and faculty from five major universities in a multi-year effort that involves some serious journalism about the intersection of […]

New Q&A

The Metro, a weekly paper in San Jose, asked me a bunch of questions, I answered them here.


Arrived for the second day, or part of it (I’m shuttling back to Supernova as well), of BloggerCon, and the session is all about tools. As promised, the audience is the expert panel, not a panel. Phil Torrone of Make magazine is a great MC. I’ve now learned about several podcasting tools I didn’t know […]

A Loss for Online Journalism

He’s not leaving the field, but the New York Times’ redeployment of Len Apcar, editor in chief of, to the International Herald Tribune — memo here on Poynter site — means that one of the newspaper business’ real online innovators will not be focusing on this arena. I hope this is what he wants. […]