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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 [...]

Editors Talk Quality Journalism, But Will They Deliver It?

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

The conclusion of the Project for Excellence in Journalism study The Changing Newsroom: What is Being Gained and What is Being Lost in America’s Daily Newspapers? says that the key to saving journalism is high quality journalism.
Here is one section which reinforces that idea:
editors remain convinced the key to their survival is a [...]

Cash in on $24-Million Knight Community Information Challenge

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Got a great idea to improve how information is spread and exchanged in your local community? Then read on and see how to cash in on the five-year, $24-million Knight Community Information Challenge. In this email interview conducted by Leonard Witt, Mike Maidenberg, a former Knight Foundation VP and now project consultant, provides insider [...]

Video Explains Representative Journalism — And Is Critiqued

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Last week at the New England News Forum I made a 25-minute presentation explaining my Representative Journalism concept. You can see it below, it is very YouTube in quality. Here is Dan Kennedy, a Northeastern University journalism professor who writes the Media Nation blog, reacting to my presentation.
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Also the forum [...]

Need Journalism Funds, See a Community Foundation Now

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

Starting now community foundations can begin to apply for the five-year, $24-million Knight Community Information Challenge. So maybe if you, as a local citizen journalist, have an idea that could use funding this might be a very good time to drop by and see your local community foundation, which might not have a clue and [...]