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They Blog for Journalism Change — and It Pays Off

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

So you want to blog, great. Now learn how it can pay off even without a massive audience.  How do I know? Because the, which blogs about the niche citizen and public journalism movements is a great example. Listen to me Leonard Witt, Mindy McAdams, Jeff Jarvis and Jay Rosen (alas the tape ran [...]

Citizen Journalism Gets Its Own Definition

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Jay Rosen took it upon himself to define Citizen Journalism. Here it is:
When the people formerly known as the audience employ the press tools they have in their possession to inform one another, that’s citizen journalism.
As you probably know Rosen was one of the founders of the Public Journalism movement. I just finished writing a [...]

Public’s New Digital Thumbs Gouge ABC News Debate

Friday, April 18th, 2008

The Public Journalism or Civic Journalism movement started 20 years ago and grew out of repulsion to the sleaze and trivia of that 1988 Presidential election. Back then it was a few lone voices like Jay Rosen, Buzz Merritt and Cole Campbell who tried to wake up the news media folks about their errant ways.
If [...]

New Paradigm: Professional Citizen Journalists

Monday, February 4th, 2008

Usually when we think of citizen journalists, we think of amateurs; the paid journalists are the professionals. That’s the pro/am model as Jay Rosen helped frame it. But Will Riley, a doctoral Masters degree student studying digital media at Georgia Tech, defines it differently. For him, on the one hand, you could have well trained professional citizen journalists [...]

Rosen: Dump the “Who Is Going to Win?” Question

Monday, January 21st, 2008

Jay Rosen has an excellent piece  about the media’s presidential primary horse-race mentality. However, he reminds us that collectively the media is not human and has no mentality at all. It has no mind thus is not easy to change.
That’s excellent point number one, excellent point number two for me is that the media’s so called experts are not [...]