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No Safe Haven: NPR to Cut Workforce 7 Percent

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

This from the lead of a NPR story:
NPR News announced Wednesday that it is canceling two daily radio programs — Day to Day and News and Notes — as part of a broader effort by the company to close a projected budget shortfall of $23 million for its current fiscal year. Overall, NPR will [...]

Video Explains Representative Journalism — And Is Critiqued

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Last week at the New England News Forum I made a 25-minute presentation explaining my Representative Journalism concept. You can see it below, it is very YouTube in quality. Here is Dan Kennedy, a Northeastern University journalism professor who writes the Media Nation blog, reacting to my presentation.
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Also the forum [...]

ProPublica Is Great, But Let’s Advocate for Much More

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

In a PBS NewsHour report focused on nonprofit funding of the news, especially ProPublica for investigative reporting,  Alex Jones, director of the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University, says:
I’ve been watching ProPublica. I think ProPublica is a great development in this area. But I am saddened by something [...]

Making PBS a National News Powerhouse

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Today I just finished hanging around at the WETA News Academy 2008 in Washington, D.C. I was there as a presenter and observer because I fully believe that PBS is the place for my Representative Journalism concept to take hold. So like Johnny Appleseed, I am going everywhere planting the seeds.
In addition, we are now aiming to have a Representative Journalist [...]

Hear What Motivates Do-It-Yourself, Local Media Producers

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Interested in making your own media and becoming what is now called a placeblogger? Listen as 12 folks, including me, provide first-hand information.
Here is what host Bill Densmore of the Media Giraffe Project writes:
What motivates people to launch a local online news community — a “placeblog” and what are their challenges, their successes, the [...]