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Posts from ‘May, 2008’

New Media Principles — Publius Project

The “Publius Project” — essays and conversations about constitutional moments on the Net collected by the Berkman Center — has launched. I have an essay there, along with the writings of many other folks.

Knight News Challenge Announces New Winners

The Knight Foundation has announced the winners of its Knight News Challenge 2008 competition: Sixteen ideas to fund innovative digital projects around the world were awarded $5.5 million dollars today from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the World Wide Web, accepted one of the awards for a […]

Berkman at 10

I’m at the Berkman Center’s 10th Anniversary conference — amazing agenda and people. Being a Berkman Fellow has been one of the joys of my recent years, getting to hang around with — and pick the brains of — a bunch of folks who are much smarter than I am and who possess knowledge and […]

Needed: Awards that Belatedly Recognize Great Journalism

Looking through the finalists for the 2008 Gerald Loeb Award, several things stand out. Despite the excellence of the work being cited, the list of finalists should raise a note of caution about at least one key metric for the ability of American business journalists to look at major problems before negative trends turn to […]

Cablevision Buys Newsday, Stiffs Paper's Journalists

NY Observer: The Dolans March in, But Please, No Press! But when the time finally came for the officially sanctioned interview of Chairman James Dolan, it appeared not in Newsday but on the Cablevision-owned News 12 channel. “Dolan did a 10-, 15-minute interview with News 12, which is what we had to use in the […]

Newspaper Asks Bloggers for Help

San Jose Mercury News: Wanted: Los Gatos bloggers. We’re looking for community bloggers in Los Gatos who can write about such things as events in town, school fundraisers, the score of the latest football game. We need someone who would love a forum for reflecting on the latest buzz story in town, or even write […]

Job Openings at Mashable

Mashable is looking for a Co-Editor and a handful of investigative reporters to be based in the Bay Area and New York. Job Descriptions: __________________________________________________________ CO-EDITOR FOR MASHABLE With more than 160,000 RSS subscribers, is one of the world’s largest blogs focused on the latest Internet trends with a focus on social media and […]