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Posts on ‘October 13th, 2006’

Some Citizen Media Types

Ethan Zuckerman, my Berkman Center colleague, writes: Increasingly, it strikes me that there are three types of netizens I want to hear from: – folks who are in the right (wrong) place at the right (wrong) time: the commuter in the London underground when the bombs go off; Gnarlkitty, as she visits demonstrations surrounding the […]

Annals of Opinion Laundering

Washington Post: Report Says Nonprofits Sold Influence to Abramoff. Five conservative nonprofit organizations, including one run by prominent Republican Grover Norquist, “appear to have perpetrated a fraud” on taxpayers by selling their clout to lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Senate investigators said in a report issued yesterday. The report includes previously unreleased e-mails between the now-disgraced lobbyist […]

Insufficiency of Journalism as "Who Knew What When"

Dave Winer: What comes after Who Knew What When: It was a question of Who Knew What When. Iraq, Katrina and Delay do not fit that template. So I have to wonder whether we should be concerned if CNN or MSNBC or the LA or NY Times are in trouble, if the only story they […]

Word War III

Paul Henry’s “The War of the Words” is unfair in some respects and utterly one-sided. It’s also a brilliant example of how to use democratized media tools to make a point. Take a look.