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Pew: Obama Has Internet Edge Among Youth

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

 Pew Internet & American Life Project releases interesting findings about how the public is using the Internet and mobile devices in this Presidential election year — and Barack Obama has an advantage. According the report’s press release:  
A record-breaking 46% of Americans have used the internet, email or cell phone text messaging to get news [...]

Let a Georgia Kid on Your Site and Go to Jail for Five Years

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

I received an email from Paul Arne, co-chair of the technology group and the privacy and security group at the law firm Morris, Manning & Martin; he is not happy with a bill that is moving through the channels of the Georgia legislature. And watch out FaceBook’s Mark Zuckerberg, you might end up in jail if [...]

MediaWeek: CNN to Take on YouTube

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

This from today’s MediaWeek:
Time Warner’s CNN this week will enter YouTube territory with the launch of, a new Web site built entirely on user-produced news. And unlike CNN’s own properties—where only iReport submissions that have been handpicked by editors and checked for accuracy ever make it online or on air—the new site will be [...]

Do We Need Photojournalists? Plus Lost Art of Black & White

Monday, February 11th, 2008

So if you have a hoard of amateurs shooting photographs, do you need professional photojournalists? I want to use our SoCon08 event at Kennesaw State University as a little test, so you, not I, can answer that question.
Last time I looked at Flickr there were about 300 photos posted about the event. Look through them closely. [...]

Capital Times in Wisconsin Cutting Back Print for Online

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

From Last Week: Capital Times in Madison, Wisconsin, is about to make radical changes from a six times a week newspaer to a big push online, while cutting the print edition back to a twice-a-week tabloid. Here is an interview at Poytner and more at the Capital Times.