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SoCon08 Full — No Conference Fatigue in Georgia

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008

This weekend we closed down registration for our SoCon08 conferenceon Feb. 8-9, 2008. The Feb. 8 Friday night dinner at Maggiano’s is stuffed as probably will be our 160 Friday night participants. On Saturday, Feb. 9 we are adding extra chairs to our auditorium at Kennesaw State University as we will have a booming 275 people in the room. We [...]

Confessions, Already, of an MTV Citizen Journalist

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

Shelby Highsmith is Georgia’s MTV citizen journalist. He provides a little tell-all of what his training was like, and, hey, look what they provided for his backpack journalism:
There’s the Canon SD1000 for stills (the same model I already carry everywhere); a nice Panasonic 3-chip camcorder (consumer, not pro-sumer…we need to remain portable, you know); shotgun [...]

Crunch! What Are a Citizen Journalist’s Rights

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

So I see a car crash. I park the car, get out my camera and start shooting still photos and some video. Soon a Georgia State Police officer starts asking me questions like my name and address. At first I refuse, saying it is a public space. He gets a little more intimidating and maybe [...]

Witt in AJC: No Need to Regulate Citizen Journalism

Friday, December 14th, 2007

On Thursday, University of Georgia professor David Hazinski wrote an Op-Ed piece in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about the evils of citizen journalism , saying:
 The news industry should find some way to monitor and regulate this new trend.
Being a resident of Georgia and the owner of,  I felt obligated to provide the opposite view, which is [...]

State of the Blog: 21st Georgia Carnival of Bloggers!

Friday, October 26th, 2007

My Future of Journalism videos get mentioned in the 21st Georgia Carnival of Bloggers!, posted by Rusty Tanton at RadicalGeorgiaModerate blog.  In those future of journalism videos, there is a lot of talk of a citizen, bottom-up movement and 21st Georgia Carnival of Bloggers! provides a good feel for that groundswell.