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Abu Ghraib: Citizen Witness Trumps, Empowers Journalism

Friday, April 11th, 2008

I just got around to reading my New Yorker from March 24, 2008 and in it is the story of “Sabrina Harman, a U.S. Army specialist who took photographs at Abu Ghraib and was convicted by court-martial for her conduct there.”
Of all the things I have read and heard about the torture in Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison — [...]

Rosen: Dump the “Who Is Going to Win?” Question

Monday, January 21st, 2008

Jay Rosen has an excellent piece  about the media’s presidential primary horse-race mentality. However, he reminds us that collectively the media is not human and has no mentality at all. It has no mind thus is not easy to change.
That’s excellent point number one, excellent point number two for me is that the media’s so called experts are not [...]

Months of Primary Season, Where Was the Journalism?

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Butch Ward, in a Poynter online column, looks at the last 10 months of primary coverage, and based on the storylines below asked: Where was the journalism? The storylines include:

McCain’s campaign is doomed.
Clinton’s nomination is inevitable.
Obama is too effete and inexperienced to win.
Giuliani is running surprisingly strong.
Huckabee has no shot.

He adds:
Watching the cable channels cover Tuesday night’s [...]

Harvard Paper Provides Citizen Journalism Insights

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

Michael Maier, founder and CEO of Blogform Publishing, provides insight into the possiblities of citizen journalism’s future in a discussion paper entitled Journalism without Journalists: Vision or Caricature? He wrote it for the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University.
Here are highligths, starting with Maier writing about one of his own [...]

What If the Community Hates What You Do?

Monday, March 5th, 2007

USA Today launched its new website design. The folks, like me, who want more community outreach love the concept of USA Today interacting with the audience. However, what happens when the community hates what you do?
In the comments on the new design the words hate and terrible recur so often I started to think [...]