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Posts on ‘September 18th, 2006’

Center for Citizen Media Podcast: Conversation with Courtney Hollands of

This podcast features an interview with Courtney Hollands of WickedLocal is a citizen journalism initiative that is a companion to the Old Colony Memorial newspaper of Plymouth, Massachusetts (Yes, the one with the famous rock). Hollands discusses how Wicked Local mixes pro content from the Old Colony Memorial and other papers in the region […]

Skepticism Must Define Modern Media Literacy

(The following column first appeared in PR Week (subscription required).) My friend David Weinberger, an author and deep thinker, once updated the famous Andy Warhol line for the era of the blog. Weinberger said, “In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 people.” Fame is double-edged, of course. So an addendum: In the future, […]

Transparency Not a Newspaper Ethic, Sometimes

In this Contra Costa Times story, “Judge seals files in MediaNews trial,” you’ll find a priceless and all-too-true line: “Newspapers believe the public should know about everything, unless it is information about newspapers,” Shulman said. The traditional media business is beginning to show signs of transparency, but only beginning. This case is a great example […]