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Archive for the ‘Represenative Journalism’ Category

Harvard Paper Provides Citizen Journalism Insights

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

Michael Maier, founder and CEO of Blogform Publishing, provides insight into the possiblities of citizen journalism’s future in a discussion paper entitled Journalism without Journalists: Vision or Caricature? He wrote it for the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University.
Here are highligths, starting with Maier writing about one of his own [...]

I Hate My Editor. So Get a New One

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Anyone who has written for any publication knows that not all editors are created equally. A few are great, a few are terrible and most are good at one kind of editing, but not another. So maybe it is time to outsource editing by tradining up rather than trading down. See my post at Representative [...]

If Advertisers Don’t Want You, Neither Do We

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

I finally got around to reading the New York Times article entitled: Why Big Newspapers Applaud Some Declines in Circulation . We all know the platitudes about the reason for newspaper journalism is to save democracy, but, let’s face it, for the people running newspapers, the reason is to sell advertising. If advertisers are not [...]

Making Local Journalists National Stars

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

Over at the Representative Journalism site, I posted a model on how a hyperlocal journalist could also be, or, in fact, could be mandated to be a national or international star. Don’t feel like reading about it, then watch the the video below or better yet, watch the video and read the post for more [...]

Pew: Hobbyists Flock to Internet Sites

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

This from a Pew Internet & American Life Project survey report:  
 A telephone survey conducted in February-March 2007 found that fully 83% of online Americans say they have used the internet to seek information about their hobbies and 29% do so on a typical day. Looking for information about hobbies is among the most popular online [...]