Skip to primary content

Archive for the ‘Participatory journalism’ Category

Big Event, Small Coverage, Is There Another Way?

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

Playing off my written post about the coverage of the Bill Clinton rally for Hillary at Kennesaw State University on Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, I decided to put together a little video. Question: How can big media connect better with fragmented audiences via social media? Can they? Should they? Do they want to?

Bill Clinton Didn’t Punch Barack Obama in the Face

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

Last night hundreds of Georgians packed into a gym on the campus of Kennesaw State University, where I teach, to hear former President Bill Clinton give a stump speech for his wife Hillary. The man can speechify. He came in hoarse so I was thinking he will talk for just a few minutes and then hit the road. No, [...]

The Panacea: Citizen and Pro Journalists as Robots

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

When I read Rodney Brooks’ book Flesh and Machines: How Robots Will Change Us, I was struck by one insight. He wrote that Japan has an aging population, it will need help from Third-World immigrants. However, it does not want a flood of immigrants. So, Brooks says that they are trying to develop robot like [...]

Shirky:Every URL Is a Potential Community

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Clay Shirky, in the following video, says that newspapers should look at every URL as  a potential community and see how their news operation can extend not only into the brains of that community but also into the lives of that community. His book Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations is due out in [...]

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 [...]