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Posts from ‘March, 2008’

Citizen Huff's Potential Big Score

New York Times: Citizen Huff: According to one person who was briefed on discussions but was not permitted to speak for attribution, the company has at least looked at the value of the site if it were put up for sale, and a figure around $200 million was used. That would put the price at […]

Joshua Micah Marshall To Be a Keynote Speaker at Berkman@10 Conference

I hope some of you can join us May 15-16 at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society for the Berkman@10 Conference: The Future of the Internet. This gathering, marking the center’s 10th anniversary, is shaping up to be an extraordinary affair. As a Berkman Fellow the past several years, I’ve had a chance to […]

Job Opportunity in Online Community

The Knight Foundation (a funder of mine) is looking for someone to be its online community manager. The official posting follows: Online Community Manager Knight Foundation is looking for a unique and special digital media talent. Does this describe you? * A solid track record of creating and growing online communities * Lives and breathes […]

Sustainability in Citizen Media

In a brief but illuminating email thread leading up to a small conference on Friday in LA, we’re looking at key questions about citizen media’s future. One, obviously, is sustainability, which we all agree is key. Another participant in the discussion asked: WHY do we need to expect individual initiatives to be sustainable? Is there […]

Housing Bubble Coverage: Defending the Indefensible

Editor & Publisher: Newspaper Biz Editors Defend Mortgage Crisis Coverage. Did the growing mortgage credit crisis, which took a huge turn with last week’s collapse of Bear Stearns, get enough early coverage from newspapers? Top business editors at several of the nation’s major papers say yes, although a few admit some of the more complicated […]

NewsTools 2008 Conference

Journalists and technologists will rub elbows from April 30 through May 3 in Sunnyvale, California, at a conference called “NewsTools 2008” — a gathering that promises to bring together people who really need to know each other better. Pro journalists don’t use the available technology smartly enough — though they’re improving at this — and […]

Citizen Media Business Issues: Nonprofits and Tax Issues

(This is the tenth in a series of postings about citizen media business issues. See the introduction here. All of these entries are considered to be in “beta” and will be revised and refined as they find a home on a more permanent area of the Center for Citizen Media web site. To that end, […]

Job Opportunity at "Off The Bus"

Amanda Michel writes from Off the Bus: The Huffington Post’s citizen-powered presidential campaign news site, OffTheBus, is looking for an experienced journalist to join our small team as an online news producer/reporter. The position requires working closely with our contributors on campaign-related stories between now and the November election. Day to day responsibilities include managing […]

On Media Credentials, Billionaires Don't Have to be Logically Consistent

Jon Garfunkel: Easy Mark: The Elephant in the Locker Room. (I)t’s still immensely foolish as it is to ban someone from the lockerroom because they call themselves a blogger. If a cutoff is needed, I’d suggest one based on the old standby, circulation. “Mark” is Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks franchise, and he’s […]

Off the Record? Not Unless You Agree Ahead of Time

Glenn Greenwald (Salon) writes: The most interesting part of the controversy over Obama advisor Samantha Power’s referring to Hillary Clinton as a “monster” — one might say the only interesting part — is that immediately after Power said it, she tried to proclaim that it was “off the record.” Here was Power’s exact quote: “She […]