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Posts from ‘May, 2007’

More About PlaceBlogger, in Founder's Words

Mark Glaser, at PBS MediaShift, interviews PlaceBlogger founder Lisa Williams: Placeblog Pioneer Sees Geo-Tagging as Key to Local Aggregation.

Oddly Optimistic Journalism Students

Ventura (California) Star: Colleges keep turning out optimistic print journalists despite the newspaper industry crunch. While students focusing on public relations, advertising and broadcasting account for much of the increased journalism enrollment on most campuses, sizeable numbers still want print media careers and are determined to find newspaper jobs despite increasingly bleak employment prospects. This […]

Professors and New Media

A professor at UC-Berkeley, where I’ve been teaching part-time, bemoans “The decline of news” in an op-ed piece in today’s SF Chronicle. Needless to say, I think he’s way, way off the mark, and I’m working on a response that’s a lot more optimistic.

Where 2.0: Where are the Journalists?

I’m at the Where 2.0 conference in San Jose, California, seeing a bunch of amazing new geographic tools. I find myself wondering whether certain journalists are present. I don’t mean reporters who may be covering the conference. No, I’m talking about “database journalists” who use technology to help tell stories better. They should be here […]

Creating More Programmer-Journalists: Scholarships Available

It got a bit lost in the overall noise when the Knight Foundation announced the winners of its 21st Century News Challenge, in which the foundation awarded some $12 million in grants for creating new kinds of community journalism, but one of the most intriguing and potentially valuable winners was Rich Gordon at Northwestern University’s […]

Open Source Radio Needs Your Help

One of the invaluable resources in the citizen media community has needs financial help. It’s Open Source Radio, and I encourage everyone to donate. Now.

Texas Erecting Barriers to Citizen Journalists

Pegasus News: Anti-sunshine bill HB 2564 on Governor Perry’s desk Saturday. Under this law, local and state government agencies could track individuals who seek public records and bill them for employee time spent to dig them up. Elected officials, nonprofit corporations, FCC-licensed TV and radio stations and “Newspapers of General Circulation” would be exempt. Pegasus’ […]

Fighting Off the Trolls

Cory Doctorow explains: How To Keep Hostile Jerks From Taking Over Your Online Community.

Prof to Newspaper Readers: Buy Shares in Pubs You Read

Chris Daly has an intriguing idea for Dow Jones and the New York Times Co.: “Readers to the rescue? The existing subscriber base of both newspapers is a precious asset, one that is not realizing its full potential. The owners of both papers should take a cue from public broadcasting and launch a “pledge drive” […]

New site plans collaboratively made films

This looks intriguing. YourBroadcaster is not just another photo or video sharing site, although you can use it like that. The goal of the site is to collaboratively create five feature films in five different genres (bollywood, horror, thriller, comedy, drama). Users upload scripts, auditions, settings, etc. Other members vote on which uploaded material will […]