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New York Times Provides Useful Block by Block Census Maps

January 10th, 2011 by Leonard Witt

The New York Times Mapping America: Every City, Every Block is a useful tool for journalists and especially journalism students, who need to get out into diverse communities. Maps are available for Race and Ethnicity, Income, Housing and Education.

NPR’s Vivian Schiller Gets Bonus Cut Over Juan Williams Firing

January 6th, 2011 by Leonard Witt

After a review, the NPR Board of Directors released its findings today on the terminating of NPR correspondent Juan Williams’ contract. Here is part of its findings:
“The Board has expressed confidence in Vivian Schiller’s leadership going forward. She accepted responsibility as CEO and cooperated fully with the review process. The Board, however, [...]

Pew: 18% of Internet Users Paid for Online News, Information

January 6th, 2011 by Leonard Witt

The Pew Internet & American Life Project report on online content purchases shows that 18 percent of internet users have paid for news, information and reports online. It gets better: 27 percent of internet users with college degrees have paid for online news and information as have 25 percent of households with incomes over $75,000 [...]

Pew: 65 Percent of Internet Users Have Paid for Content

January 6th, 2011 by Leonard Witt

So for those of you who think people will not pay for content, think again. This from a Pew Research Center Internet & American Life Project report:
Nearly two-thirds of internet users – 65% – have paid to download or access some kind of online content from the internet, ranging from music to games to news [...]

SoCon11 — Social Media Meets Mobile Conference

December 16th, 2010 by Leonard Witt

Hello followers of the SoCon11, the fifth anniversary of the South’s premiere social media conference, is now open for registrations. This year, along with the conference itself on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, we are having an anniversary bash at the Carter Center on Friday, Feb. 4.
We have a holiday bargain — $99 for [...]