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Summer New Media Program at Arizona State

The Cronkite School at Arizona State is offering a summer New Media Academy “for adults who want to understand how communication is changing and how to set up and maintain a fully functional, multimedia-rich Web site.”

Location, Location

Combining mobility, time and location is becoming one of the most valuable techniques of media creation. Last week, some students and I did a small experiment that demonstrates how easy this is to do, and suggests all kinds of possibilities for journalistic follow-ups. This Flickr map has more than 120 photos, taken by me and [...]

Google Power

Google is pointing from its home page today to a page about World Tuberculosis Day and that, in turn, points to the Stop TB Partnership, a nonprofit organization. A worthy cause, and good for Google for pointing to it. Consider the power of this endorsement. I suspect that with this single link, Google is channeling [...]

Journalism Education's Future: Broader, Deeper than its Past

Accepting an award from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School for Journalism & Mass Communication several months ago, former PBS NewsHour host Robert McNeil called journalism education probably “the best general education that an American citizen can get” today. Perhaps he was playing to his audience, at least to a degree. Many other kinds of [...]

Newspaper Creates, Discusses Database of Obama Donors, but Hides Full List

This is the kind of thing that makes me crazy. The Washington Post runs an interesting story — Obama’s $100,000-Plus Donors Were Able to Give to Several Entities — about “nearly 100″ wealthy families who’ve been giving big bucks to Obama. The story is based on data the paper crunched itself. But the article names [...]

A Murdered Editor's Final Letter: J'Accuse

Lasantha Wickramatunga: And Then They Came for Me. No other profession calls on its practitioners to lay down their lives for their art save the armed forces – and, in Sri Lanka, journalism. In the course of the last few years, the independent media have increasingly come under attack. Electronic and print institutions have been [...]

New Media Institute, Atlanta, Feb. 17-19

NBPC New Media Institute 2009: The National Black Programming Consortium and its National Minority Consortia partners invite you to participate in the 4th Annual New Media Institute (NMI). The NMI is a unique professional development program working to transform producers of color from television producers into media-makers who can work seamlessly between various digital platforms. [...]

Wikipedia as Vital Breaking News Source

Take a look at today’s Wikipedia entry on today’s Mumbai terrorist attacks — a comprehensive and valuable addition to the breaking news we’re getting from TV and other sources. There are two fundamental elements to note: the rapid updating and the long list of links at the bottom. No, we can’t fully trust what we [...]

Knight Stanford Fellowships in the 21st Century

There are big changes afoot in the Knight Fellowships program at Stanford University: Beginning with the 2009-10 fellowship year, the program will put a new emphasis on journalistic innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership. These are among the premier journalism fellowships in the U.S., and the changes — among other things, non-traditional journalists will have a better [...]

CItizen Media and Elections

David Ardia at the Citizen Media Law Project has a terrific post, “The Role of Citizen Media in Ensuring Fair Elections,” with a long list of valuable resources. Don’t miss this.