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WGBH Does Story, Analysis on, Rep J Models

Monday, November 24th, 2008

The Representative Journalism and crowdfunding models got the talking-head treatment at WGBH in Boston. It is interesting to be on the receiving end of one of these of discussions. In the end, I would say it was fair and balanced even though the moderator, who worried about the biases in crowdfunding, showed her [...]

Chicago Tribune’s Howard Witt Praises Black Blogosphere

Monday, August 11th, 2008

The Chicago Tribune’s Howard Witt, in a video interview with Leonard Witt of the Public Journalism Network (, tells of the power of the Black blogosphere in saving the then 14-year-old Shaquanda Cotton from seven years in jail for shoving a hall monitor and then how that same Afro-American blogosphere drove the Jena 6 protest [...]

NAA White Paper Gives Overview of Citizen Journalism

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Mark Toner writes an interesting  white paper for the Newspaper Association of America entitled: Citizen Journalism and Newspaper Sites: The Revolution will be Uploaded. It is a fine overview of what is happening, and includes topics like Beatblogging, Citizen Witnesses, Social Media, Crowdsourcing, Teamsourcing and our own Representative Journalism.
Here are a few excerpts:
Steve Yelvington, strategist for Morris DigitalWorks, talking of citizen [...]

Next Newsroom, Building Duke’s Campus Newsroom

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

I am at Duke University to join the discussion defined here:  
 If you could build the ideal newsroom from scratch, what would it look like? We’re trying to help The Chronicle, the Duke University student newspaper, find an answer. Our project is being funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation  as part of the News Challenge Grant program.
Before we can [...]

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 [...]