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Stopping Oil Spills with Blogs

Saturday, January 10th, 2004

I spent three weeks this past summer in Galicia in northern Spain. It’s where the oil tanker Prestige sank in November 2002 and befouled the entire northern coastline.
Frontline/World had a short investigative documentary on PBS recently about the ship and the massive oil spill.
Documentary reporter Mark Schapiro writes in part:
Mayor Mouzo is furious [...]

Teilhard de Chardin and Me

Monday, January 5th, 2004

I have been reading Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software by Steven Johnson. In there is a passage about Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, the Jesuit priest, paleontologist, philosopher and in my mind a poet.
I first read his work in the 1970s and frankly have not been back much since. So [...]

Atlanta Journal Constitution: Power of Blogs

Wednesday, December 24th, 2003

I have an article in today’s Atlanta Journal Constitution about weblogging and its effects on public journalism.
I mention that Dan Gilmore, who writes the eJournal Weblog at, is asking his readers to help him write a book on the intersection of journalism, technology and Weblogging.
I write in part:
Collectively, he says, his readers know far [...]

Making Connections Since 1829

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2003

I am staying in a New England farm house built in 1829, which was not long after this country was founded. It’s still on a dirt road and physically not much has changed, except connectivity. First there was a ford across the Swift River down the hill, then the Durgin Covered Bridge . Later came [...]

Teeny-Weeny Marketplace of Ideas

Thursday, December 18th, 2003

The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) has an annual convention each year and in preparation for that convention George Gladney, associate professor at the University of Wyoming, presented the Itsy-Bitsy Teeny-Weeny title for a proposed panel.
He says over and over no matter where we look we see the same pundits. He [...]