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Haiti Earthquake Living Lab for Using New Media

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

New Knight Foundation funded report, Media, Information Systems and Communities: Lessons from Haiti, states in part:

The [earthquake] relief efforts quickly became a living laboratory for new applications such as SMS (short message service) texting, interactive online maps and radio-cell phone hybrids. These tools were applied to urgent tasks such as guiding search-and-rescue teams, locating [...]

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 [...]

First Hint: Public Is Ready to Save Journalism

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

On Sunday night at 5 p.m. I was a member of the last of three concurrent panels at the Decatur Book Festival in Decatur, Ga. The topic of the panel: The Future of Newspapers.
I anticipated that maybe a couple of dozen people might show up. So I was a bit nonplussed when I came [...]

J-Startup News: Crowdsourcing Site to Fix Journalism

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

J-Startup News is a nifty little site, with this introduction:
Welcome to J-startup news, a place for news people to discuss, rate and share news and commentary about journalism startups, new business models for news, hacker journalism and anything else that falls along these lines.
Here is its widget:

Its founder adds:

MPR Gets $2.95 Million Grant for Public Insight Journalism

Monday, January 12th, 2009

American Public Media which grew out of the Minnesota Public Radio juggernaut has had a very good day today. This from the Minneapolis/St Paul Business Journal:
American Public Media announced Monday it has received a three-year, $2.95 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
The grant will support St. Paul-based American Public Media’s [...]