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Time to Get ‘Connected’ with Social Networking Research

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Ever since I started talking about the network weaver concept, the idea of social networks has intrigued me. It is time now for me to dive deep into the pool. So far I have had my foot in the water with the likes of the Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell and his concept of [...] Hiring Community Organizer to Build Network

Saturday, December 6th, 2008, David Cohn’s invention to crowdfund journalism with micropayments, is hiring a community organizer.  It’s a brilliant idea and one I have always thought central to my Representative Journalism concept. You can hear me talk about it in the pitch I made to PBS president Paula Kerger. I have called the position a network weaver.  [...]

WGBH Does Story, Analysis on, Rep J Models

Monday, November 24th, 2008

The Representative Journalism and crowdfunding models got the talking-head treatment at WGBH in Boston. It is interesting to be on the receiving end of one of these of discussions. In the end, I would say it was fair and balanced even though the moderator, who worried about the biases in crowdfunding, showed her [...]

PBS’s MediaShift Gives Nod to Representative Journalism

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Our Representative Journalism project is part of a larger story by Mark Glaser at PBS’s MediaShift. We get top billing with David Cohn’s Spot.Us. It’s an article you will want to read.
You can read my full responses to Glaser’s email inquiries here. Launches: Does It Pass Clay Shirky’s 3 Rule Test?

Monday, November 10th, 2008, David Cohn’s innovative site to help fund journalism projects via crowdfunding, launches today. Here is the idea in four bullet points:

People submit tips
Journalists pitch stories
People fund pitches or journalists to do the stories
Stories are reported

Clay Shirky in his book Here Comes Everybody (Chapter 11), lays out three rules for successful social action sites like [...]