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Isn’t It Nice When Folks at Harvard Praise Your Idea?

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

The Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University takes a look at our Locally Grown project in Northfield, Minnesota and likes what it sees. Here is a snippet of what Mathew Ingram writes:

This is a fascinating effort, I think. Since the idea is that these local news operations will be “crowdsourced” or community-financed, in many ways [...]

$1.5 Million Center for Sustainable Journalism Explained

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Nikhil Moro conducted an excellent in-depth IM interview with me inquiring about our new Center for Sustainable Journalism at Kennesaw State University which is being funded with $1.5 million by the Harnisch Foundation.
The interview is an excellent way to learn more about the new Center and what our plans for it are.
Moro is chair [...]

Kennesaw State Gets $1.5 Million Gift to Advance Journalism

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

I am extremely pleased to announce that the Harnisch Foundation, thanks to its founder and president, Ruth Ann Harnisch, is providing the Kennesaw State University Foundation with a pledged gift of $1.5 million for me to start The Center for Sustainable Journalism here at the university.
Ruth Ann and I found each other thanks to [...]

One Man’s Plan for NY Times, Have Online Subscription Fee

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Henry Blodget at Silicon Valley Insider advances his Plan to Fix The New York Times in three steps:

Cut costs 40% by 2010.
Continue to raise print subscription prices
Explore charging an online subscription fee

I am most intrigued by the idea of no firewall but still a fee. Anyone can link to the stories and you can see [...]

Rethinking Journalism Ethics in a Changed Media World

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Robert Niles at the the Online Journalism Review writes that it is time to rethink some of journalism’s traditional ethical assumptions, saying:
The central tenet of journalism ethics (in my opinion) remains: Do what’s best to empower your readers with truthful information. Everything we do ought to flow from that goal.
The practice of journalism is an [...]