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Chicago Panel to Review 20 Years of Public Journalism

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Jay Rosen and Ed Lambeth, both early thought leaders in the public journalism movement, will help mark the 20th Anniversary of public journalism at an afternoon conference starting at 2 on Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at Columbia College in downtown Chicago. The conference preceeds the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass [...]

Should AEJMC Newspaper Division Change Its Name?

Friday, July 18th, 2008

A couple of years ago the Civic Journalism Interest Group in the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) changed its name to the Civic and Citizen Journalism Interest Group.  Now Susan Keith, 2007-2008 AEJMC Newspaper Division head, is asking if the Newspaper Division should change its name. She has started a very lively [...]

Citizen Journalism Gets Its Own Definition

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Jay Rosen took it upon himself to define Citizen Journalism. Here it is:
When the people formerly known as the audience employ the press tools they have in their possession to inform one another, that’s citizen journalism.
As you probably know Rosen was one of the founders of the Public Journalism movement. I just finished writing a [...]

Public’s New Digital Thumbs Gouge ABC News Debate

Friday, April 18th, 2008

The Public Journalism or Civic Journalism movement started 20 years ago and grew out of repulsion to the sleaze and trivia of that 1988 Presidential election. Back then it was a few lone voices like Jay Rosen, Buzz Merritt and Cole Campbell who tried to wake up the news media folks about their errant ways.
If [...]

Who Owns Citizen Journalism? I do

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

There is a lot of buzz on the Internet about the demise of Citizen Journalism. Too bad because if it dies, I am out $20 a year. You see, I own Try it, see where it takes you. Maybe I should capitalize on it before it dies completely. I also own, com and [...]