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How Blogosphere Is Influencing the Presidential Election

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

I will be on an election Postmortem panel at Kennesaw State University on Thursday and my topic will be the blogosphere and the election. Here are some bullet points I am assembling for the talk, got any others? Let me know:

First point to remember. Blogs are simply a blank piece of paper. They can be [...]

Georgians Speak Out from Inside Two-Hour Voting Line

Friday, October 31st, 2008

So I went to vote early on Thursday and decided to Video Your Vote from inside a two, really two and one-half hour line to cast my presidential election vote. I live in Cobb County, Georgia.
So were people miffed about the long line? I thought they would be, but you listen to what this [...]

YouTube, PBS Ask Americans to ‘Video Your Vote’

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Here is old-fashioned public journalism and high-tech citizen journalism taken from this YouTube press release:
Starting today, registered United States voters can share their voting experiences via the Video Your Vote YouTube Channel. Some of the best videos will be showcased on PBS television, as part of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer’s Election Day broadcast.
I love [...]

Jeff Goodell: Citizen Journalists Can Save Environment

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Jeff Goodell, contributing editor at Rolling Stone Magazine and author of Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America’s Energy Future, isn’t very impressed with the way professional journalists cover the environment, but does think citizen journalism can save the environment. Listen to this five-minute video interview conducted by Leonard Witt at the Society of Environmental [...]

Early Indication: African Americans Most Active Content Producers

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Their sample is small, developed from mining Pew Internet & American Life Project 2005 research, but early indications from a study by Bartosz Wojdynski and Jessica Smith from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill indicate that:
It’s clear African Americans are sharing content in large numbers.
In fact, African Americans are producing more content proportionally [...]