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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 [...]

Elizabeth Edwards: Campaign News Coverage Is Poor

Monday, April 28th, 2008

One wonders if all the criticism of the presidential campaign coverage is heard by the folks in newsrooms. Certainly it is not heeded. As I have said here many times, the Public Journalism movement was built as a reaction to the terrible news coverage of the 1988 presidential election coverage.
Elizabeth Edwards says it all again, but this [...]

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 [...]

David Brooks loves ABC News Debate Questions

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

David Brooks, New York Times columnist, under a condescending column headline reading: No Whining About the Media, writes:
First, Democrats, and especially Obama supporters, are going to jump all over ABC for the choice of topics: too many gaffe questions, not enough policy questions.
I understand the complaints, but I thought the questions were excellent. The journalist’s [...]

Great Reporting Fellowship in Minnesota; Start Now

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Want the freedom to do high quality, ethically sound journalism in an inviting  atmosphere;  then this one-year fellowship might be perfect for you. Please spread the word, this will be a dream assignment for the right person.
 Help chart the future of local news and community. Apply for a Representative Journalism Fellowship. Leonard Witt, holder of the Robert [...]