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Archive for the ‘Citizen Journalism, Restoring the Trust’ Category

J-Lab Call for Citizen Journalism Grant Proposals

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

Here is a verbatim press release from the J-Lab at the University of Maryland:
J-FLASHJ-Lab: The Institute for Interactive January 3, 2007

APPLY NOW: FEB. 20 NEW VOICES GRANTS DEADLINEJ-Lab is seeking proposals to start up innovative hyperlocal news projects. Ten nonprofit community news ventures will receive up to $17,000 each.

New this Year: Seeking up to [...]

Editors Weblog Overview of

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

The Editors Weblog gives an overview of

Debbie a Montclair, New Jersey Local, saw a desire for news in her community that made her decide to try her hand at online reporting…The target audience of Montclair suburbanites is an intellectual group who”live right think left.” Most Barista users check the site numerous times throughout the [...]

Buzenberg to head Center for Public Integrity

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

Bill Buzenberg, my boss when I was running the Civic Journalism Initiative at Minnesota Public Radio, was just named Executive Director of the Center for Public Integrity, the nonpartisan, non-advocacy organization, which specializes in investigative journalism projects. It was started by Charles Lewis, who spoke at our Restoring the Trust conference about the role of [...]

We Media vs. Old Media in Buffalo

Saturday, October 7th, 2006

The Buffalo News ran a story yesterday October 6, 2006, pointing out how the We Media movement contrasts with Traditional Media. The contrast becomes apparent in the coverage last week of Rep. Tom Reynolds’ press conference in upstate New York. At the conference, he surrounded himself with children even though he knew he would be [...]

Citizen Journalism Primer Includes Must Read Passage

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

Mark Glaser at PBS’s MediaShift provides a primer to citizen journalism with a full list of definitions, terminologies, practitioners, history, and resources, including the PJNet.
Here is a must-read quote that Glaser included from an OpenBusiness interview with Kenneth Neil Cukier, a technology correspondent for The Economist specializing in public policy matters, particularly intellectual property:

I … [...]