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Posts on ‘February 27th, 2007’

Banning Pro Photographers from Basketball Game; Citizen Photographers Next?

New Orleans Times-Picayune: News photographers denied access to LHSAA’s girls state tournament. Several newspapers, including The Times-Picayune, were denied access to photograph the state girls high school basketball championships Monday night when they refused to sign a document limiting the right of newspapers to resell their photos to the public. If I was the editor […]

Bakersfield's Pothole Map

For the past several years, in every talk I’ve given about what traditional journalism organizations could do to involve communities in the reporting, I’ve suggested a “Pothole Map” — a mashup where citizens post the location of street potholes. has done it — well, part of what I suggest. The other part would be […]

More Light on Lawmaking

OpenCongress “brings together official government data with news and blog coverage to give you the story behind each bill” before the national legislature. Lots of intriguing ideas, and well worth a look. (Note: One of the site’s funders, the Sunlight Foundation, has provided funding to us for a separate project.)