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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 [...]

British Paper Seeks 1,000 Citizen Journalists

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

This from
Trinity Mirror’s Teesside Evening Gazette is aiming to increase the number of contributors to its hyperlocal network of news websites to 1,000 over the next 12 months.
The citizen journalists will be recruited from some 22 postal codes in the paper’s circulation area. The story adds:
While the 22 sites currently have around 400 registered [...]

Jay Rosen on the Ethics of Blogging

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Jay Rosen recently gave a speech entitled: If Blogging Had No Ethics, Blogging Would Have Failed
(But It Didn’t. So Let’s Get a Clue).
You can see the video here and his notes and other comments here at PressThink.

New Blog Finds, Interprets New Media Scholarly Research

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Serena Carpenter has launched her Online Journalism blog, and it worth bookmarking. Carpenter, Assistant Professor at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has the rare ability to use new media applications and at the same time do serious new media scholarship.
Here is what she says at her new blog:
Not [...]

YouTube to Provide $10,000 Citizen Journalism Prize

Monday, September 8th, 2008

This just in from a YouTube press release :
SAN BRUNO, CA–(September 8, 2008) – YouTube™, the leading online video community that
allows people to discover, watch and share originally created videos, announced the launch of Project: Report in partnership with the Pulitzer [...]