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Bloggers See Selves in Many Roles

The Pew Internet & American Life Project has a new report (260k PDF) on blogging. The organization says, “Blogging is bringing new voices to the online world” — and survey data include these highlights: 54% of bloggers say that they have never published their writing or media creations anywhere else; 44% say they have published […]

Collaborative News Survey: Hype versus Reality

Why are collaborative news, commenting and blogging sites such as Newsvine, Slashdot and Global Voices attracting users and visitors? Who are these folks? What do they want from their interactions? According to a just-released survey — “The Hype vs. Reality vs. What People Value: Emerging Collaborative News Models and the Future of News” — by […]

Traditional Media Organizations Involve Audience: Survey Ideas Requested

As noted last Friday, we’re going to look deeply into what traditional news organizations are doing to engage their communities (of interest and/or geography) in the journalism process. Here’s an outline, prepared in large part by Olivia Ma at Harvard University, of how we propose to look at this. We’d like to hear your ideas. […]

New Project: How are Traditional Media Engaging?

The Center for Citizen Media is going to be looking hard at the current state of the art in grassroots content. Over time, we aim to look broadly and deeply at who’s getting into it and why. As part of that research, of the first things we’re going to examine closely is what traditional media […]

Investigating journalistic weblogs

Alastair Chivers, a journalism student in Scotland, is looking into “journalistic weblogs” and wants input on a survey about the role of blogs in the ecosystem.