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Posts on ‘October 5th, 2006’

Citizen Media Conference Coverage

Jon Dube is all over it, too.

"Restoring service"

Richard Anderson of Village Soup sees the creation of mostly-online, and online-first papers, and then driving those stories to print, lowers the cost of running a paper, making it possible to “restore service to communities of 20,000 to 40,000 that they once had.” That is, the service of news for small towns that have become […]

A Media Critic Who Beat the Media

The person who runs the Stop Sex Predators blog, which broke the Foley political scandal, writes: I’m not interested in media interviews. Thank you for your interest, but if you were doing your job to begin with, Mark Foley would have been exposed a long time ago. Instead of wanting to do a story about […]

Journalism is becoming a high-tech profession — complete with software licensing

Here at the J-Lab Citizens’ Media Summit, a panel featuring Travis Henry of YourHub, Mary Lou Fulton of the Bakersfield Californian and Bakotopia, and Steve Yelvington of Morris Digital, which launched Bluffton Today. One thing they have in common: they all developed their own software to run their sites — and now they’re selling that […]

Tribune Company's Accelerating Descent

The company fired Los Angeles Times publisher Jeffrey M. Johnson, “a little more than a month after he defied the media conglomerate’s demands for staff cuts that he suggested could damage the newspaper.” No need to say much more than that…


Today at the J-Lab Citizens’ Media Summit, I gave a sneak preview of, which will contain a browsable directory of placeblogs across the US. What’s a placeblog? A placeblog is a site dedicated to a particular geographical community — a county, town, city, or neighborhood. Thus far, I’ve identified nearly 700 placeblogs in the […]