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Archive for the ‘Jeff Jarvis’ Category

How to Limit Citizen Journalism Legal Risks

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Just got this email:

New on Knight Citizen News Network: Top 10 Rules for Avoiding Legal Risk
If you’re running a citizen media site or contributing to one, these 10 rules will help you avoid legal piftalls. Games, exercises and video advice from Harvard Berkman Center experts and Media Law Resource Center attorneys. Produced by Geanne Rosenberg, [...]

Mother Jones Citizen Journalism Critique Flawed

Saturday, January 19th, 2008

Adam Weinstein, in the January/February 2008 Issue of Mother Jones, writes about the dangers of citizen journalism  with his central warning being that “…newspapers may be taken in by crackpots and sly marketers…”
However, if you are one of the many serious thinkers who believe citizen journalism has merit,  you would be left with the impression that Weinstein himself is [...]

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 [...]

Who Got It Right? On The Media or Witt & Rosen

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

Today NPR’s On the Media aired its report on citizen journalism and crowdsourcing via Jeff Jarvis’s Networked Journalism Summit, which I attended early this week. They got it mostly right, but reporter Bob Garfield got Jay Rosen in a Gotcha moment. Garfield’s reporting basically makes’s Assignment Zero sound like a complete a bust, a failure. Of [...]

Read Networked Journalism Summit Bloggers

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

What to see an aggregate of what is being said at the Network Journalism Summit, go here. The slug is NetJ at Technorati. 
Here is are some of the issues Jeff Jarvis says he sees overriding parts of the conversation at the panels so far: 
Power of print still important at many of the websites, need to work out financial [...]