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Should AEJMC Newspaper Division Change Its Name?

Friday, July 18th, 2008

A couple of years ago the Civic Journalism Interest Group in the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) changed its name to the Civic and Citizen Journalism Interest Group.  Now Susan Keith, 2007-2008 AEJMC Newspaper Division head, is asking if the Newspaper Division should change its name. She has started a very lively [...]

Want to be in NYTimes? Call for a Public Hanging

Monday, January 14th, 2008

I find myself often getting a little miffed at Clark Hoyt’s Public Editor column for the New York Times. I am again. On Sunday he runs a column that says that of 700 people who wrote to him about the the choice of William Kristol as a columnist only one thought it a good choice. One [...]

Howard Rheingold Disappointed by Jurgen Habermas

Friday, November 9th, 2007

Howard Rheingold attended a Jurgen Habermas lecture recently and walked away very disappointed. For the uninitiated Habermas’s concept of the public sphere is part of the philosophical underpinnings of the public journalism movement. Habermas also deeply affected Rheingold, who writes in his blog post:
When I wrote The Virtual Community in 1992, the most important question to me [...]