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Witt at Bogota Peace, Communication Conference

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

I spent last week at the 2nd International Congress of Communication for Peace sponsored by Universidad Santo Tomás in Bogota, Colombia. I presented a paper entitled: Journalism, Public Deliberation and Democracy: Advancing High Ideals in Challenging Times. It is in the process of being translated into Spanish for publication.

The conference was impressive with a nice [...]

Rep J, Locally Grown Focus of National Civic Review Article

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

A National Civic Review article Community Blogging: The New Wave of Citizen Journalism highlights our Representative Journalism project, now going under the bigger umbrella name of Citizen Supported Journalism.  Locally Grown, the blog in Northfield, Minnesota where our journalist/fellow Bonnie Obremski presents her journalism, is given as an example of community blogging and citizen journalism.
Here [...]

Carleton College Students Report on Representative Journalism

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

Doug McGill’s journalism class at Carleton College produced a video about our Representative Journalism project at the Locally Grown blog in Northfield, Minnesota. Rep J reporter Bonnie Obremski and Locally Grown blogger Griff Wigley are highlighted.
McGill’s students have been posting an impressive series of local journalism stories and posting them at Locally Grown. Their [...]

How an Indian Living Aboard Followed the Mumbai Tragedy

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Nikhil Moro, a native of India, has an excellent post at the Civic and Citizen Journalism Interest Group blog about what it was like to be in the USA and keep up with the the terrorist tragedy as it unfolded in Mumbai. He lists an impressive combination of mainstream media, Twitter, Flickr, Wikipedia, bloggers and [...]

Project 365 Revisited — Take a photo a day, every day

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Today I got what I thought was a spam comment on a post I wrote entitled Take a Photo a Day, Join Project 365, but alas it was from a stranger Stephen Chapman who had indeed taken a photo a day for year. That’s his goose photo.
It reminded me that maybe, just maybe, I want [...]