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Op-Ed Piece on Iraq Prison Abuse

Tuesday, May 11th, 2004

Here is an op-ed piece I wrote for the Atlanta Journal Constitution today:
Prison abuse impossible to downplay
Special to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 05/11/2004
Last week, addressing the atrocities in the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich wrote in the Wall Street Journal, “Any effort by the anti-American [...]

MPR’s Public Insight Journalism Mines Audience

Monday, April 5th, 2004

I just posted this Public Journalism Network, PJNet, Leonard Witt IM Interview with MPR’s Mike Skoler, great stuff on tapping collective audience:
Minnesota Public Radio’s groundbreaking concept “Public Insight Journalism” already is bringing new jobs into the MPR newsroom as it tries to tap the collective thinking power of its entire audience. Michael Skoler, managing [...]

Frontline Documentarian Responds to My Oil Spill Blog

Sunday, February 15th, 2004

Were my ideas about taking collective weblog action to confront shipping companies and individuals responsible for massive oil spills too extreme? Well apparently the documentarian Mark Schapiro doesn’t think so.
My ideas were triggered by his Frontline/World investigative documentary on PBS about the wreck of the Prestige and its massive oil spill off the northern coast [...]

$31 Million Grant and Collective Thinking

Wednesday, February 11th, 2004

I was quoted today in the Missourian.
The University of Missouri’s Journalism School received a $31 grant to improve the interaction of journalism and democracy. Speaking for my work in public and participatory journalism, I said:

Still Around

Tuesday, January 27th, 2004

The BiggerBrain is not shrinking. I just have been busy blogging away at my mother ship I am especially pleased with my recent blog “Public Journalism’s New DNA.” It gives a hint of where things might be headed in public participation and mass media.