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Posts from ‘August, 2007’

Online Journalism Course Syllabus

Just in case anyone was wondering what I do when I teach at Berkeley, here’s this fall’s class syllabus. It’s a lot of fun to work with Bill Gannon, my co-instructor, and with the superb students at Berkeley.

Punishing Corporate Copyright Abusers

Chris Knight says, “Viacom hits me with copyright infringement for posting on YouTube a video that Viacom made by infringing on my own copyright! Viacom is claiming that I have violated their copyright by posting on YouTube a segment from it’s VH1 show Web Junk 2.0… which VH1 produced – without permission – from a […]

Live Webcasting from Burning Man

John Graham has it running here.

Self-Referential Linkage by Wall Street Journal

In a story about Yahoo’s latest executive reorganization, the Wall Street Journal gave credit where it was due, sort ot. The paper noted that news of the changes had appeared earlier on AllThingsD site and Valleywag. Dow Jones owns AllThingsD. It doesn’t own Valleywag. I linked to both sites in this posting. The Journal only […]

Minnesota's New Daily "Paper"

Ken Doctor asks if is A Broadside of Next Wave Journalism. He observes that the local daily papers have been laying off scores of journalists, for one thing: All publishers like the Star Tribune and the Pioneer Press have done is create a small opening. Yes, they are reeling, but they are still taking […]

El Tiempo: Blogs and More

El Tiempo, Colombia’s national daily paper, has been moving at a fairly good speed to incorporate conversational media into its corporate and journalistic DNA. It’s clearly among the leaders in Latin America, if not the leader. Guillermo Franco, the paper’s online editor, and several of his colleagues gave me a virtual tour of the site’s […]

Why American Newspapers are Dying, Part MMCCDXVI

Editor & Publisher: Many Won’t Run Next Two ‘Opus’ Strips With Sex Joke, Islam Reference. At least 25 of the 200 or so “Opus” client newspapers might not run the Sunday-only comic’s next two episodes, which feature Islamic references and a sex joke. Puritan prudishness and political cowardice: Now there’s a combination that’s just certain […]

On the Road: Bogota

I’m in Colombia to give a talk tomorrow at a media conference sponsored by Andiarios, Colombia’s national newspaper association, and the U.S. State Department (which is paying for this trip). El Tiempo, the big local daily paper, ran a pre-conference interview, translated from English to Spanish by the paper’s manager of new media, Guillermo Franco, […]

Jobs Open at UC Berkeley Journalism School

The University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism has several job openings: technology training instructor and a couple of Web developers. The technology training instructor runs workshops for mid-career journalists on new technologies reporters and editors should be using, as part of our Knight Digital Media Center. The two Web developers work on the […]

China Continues to Pressure New Media

AP: Chinese blog providers ‘encouraged’ to register users with their real names. Blog service providers in China are “encouraged” to register users with their real names and contact information, according to a new government document that tones down an earlier proposal banning anonymous online blogging. At least 10 major Chinese blog service providers have agreed […]