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Posts from ‘December, 2008’

LA Times Lists 'Foreclosures' in Top Web Classifieds Categories

From the top of the current LA Times homepage: Could we be reaching a bottom soon in the real estate market?

Authors: Government Censorship Better than Corporate

UPDATED (with response from one of the authors) LA Observed has a post about how KRON TV in San Francisco disinvited the authors of a new book from a talk-show appearance after discovering that the book, No Time to Think: The Menace of Media Speed and the 24-hour News Cycle, takes shots at the crappy […]

A New Milestone: Consumers Union Buys Consumerist Blog

NY Times: Consumers Union to Buy a Blog From Gawker. It will become part of a new division of Consumers Union, and the current editors will remain. No plans are under way to change the coverage or to begin charging for the site. “We don’t want to acquire the Consumerist and then squelch it in […]

Principles for a New Media Literacy

(This is an HTML reprint of an essay (PDF) of the same title, recently published as part of the Media Re:public project at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. I’m posting it here with some links to source material that don’t appear in the PDF version.) Media are becoming democratized. Digital […]

GateHouse v NY Times Co.: Not So Simple After All

UPDATED One of the most intriguing current media legal cases pits GateHouse Media, which owns a pile of newspapers in New England (and elsewhere) against the New York Times Co., owner of the Boston Globe and (UPDATE: A Judge has denied, for now, an injunction.) I’ve been looking at this from both sides’ perspectives, […]

Global Voices Needs Our Help

In this season for giving, let me point you to Global Voices Online, which aggregates blogs and other citizen-based media from around the globe. GV, a non-profit organization (I’m an advisor), has been supported in recent years with foundation grants, but it needs wider support. I’ve sent some funds, and hope you will consider doing […]

Creative Commons Party Tonite, San Francisco

If I wasn’t in Phoenix today I’d be at Creative Commons’ Birthday Party 2008 in San Francisco tonight. Creative Commons deserves your support even if you can’t go to the event. Donate here.

New Berkman Report: State of Digital Media

Over the past year and several months, Persephone Miel has been leading a Berkman Center project, funded by the MacArthur Foundation, called Media Re:public: an assessment of the changes in new media over the past several years and … a sober look at the successes and ongoing challenges. The goal was to look at journalism […]

Reporter Solicits Sources Via Twitter

If you work at Yahoo and just got laid off, Om Malik wants to hear from you — and he posted that request on Twitter.

Pulitzer Prizes in the 21st Century

The people who run the Pulitzer Prizes, undoubtedly America’s premier journalism awards, have taken some useful steps into the 21st Century with new rules that welcome online-only entries. From the official rules (PDF): Entries for journalism awards must be based on material coming from a text-based United States newspaper or news organization that publishes—in print […]