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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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Highway Africa: Inspiration and Learning

I’m at Highway Africa, an annual journalism conference that brings together some of the continent’s most Internet-savvy folks to discuss ways to boost African journalism. It’s my third visit to the gathering, held in Grahamstown, South Africa, and sponsored by the journalism school at Rhodes University and SABC, the country’s biggest broadcaster. The theme this [...]

New Media Entrepreneurship Job Available at Arizona State University

We have an opening at Arizona State for someone to work with me at the new Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship. Here’s the official listing (feel free to pass it around): Business Development Coordinator, Digital Media The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication seeks a business development coordinator for the Knight Center [...]

Future-Proofing at NPR

I’m with educators, news people and others at the Knight Digital Media Center in Los Angeles for several-day session with National Public Radio personnel. NPR got a big foundation grant to retrain its entire editorial staff to understand and do multimedia. Just learned this is not to be blogged… Journalists, it turns out, go off [...]

Stop Training Journalists? Uh, Oh…

Paul Conley is telling trade journalism honchos to, “No More Training” — a plea to employers to stop offering training in Web journalism to their employees. Huh? There’s reason for this apparent madness, though I don’t entirely agree with it. Conley says: First, “You cannot train someone to be part of a culture.” He means [...]