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There’s a Plethora of Nonprofit News Models

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Miller-Clune, a magazine with the catch line,  Turning Research into Solutions, posted an article recently entitled: The Bottom Line for Nonprofit News. The article list a plethora of new nonprofit start-ups around the country, including Representative Journalism. Will they succeed? Here is what  Geoff Dougherty, founder and editor of the start-up Chi-Town Daily News, says:
“I feel [...]

State of the News Media 2008 — It’s More Troubled

Monday, March 17th, 2008

Here is the first sentence of the State of the News Media 2008 report by the Project for Excellence in Journalism:  
The state of the American news media in 2008 is more troubled than a year ago.
Here are highlights from the introduction (I will have more over the next couple of days):

Even with so many [...]

Meet the Northfield Representative Journalism Team

Friday, March 14th, 2008

Chris Densmore, Chris Peck and I spent a big part of  yesterday with our Northfield, Minnesota collaborators at Locally Grown, where the first Representative Journalismexperiment will take place. What a great group of people they are: Griff Wigley, Tracy Davis and Ross Currier. You can see and hear us on a podcast from the local radio [...]

Suggestions for Reinventing Journalism

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

Maurreen Skowran provides a short list of  sites and reports aimed at trying to “rehabiliate’ journalism. Representative Journalism is on the list. Speaking of which, Bill Densmore, Chris Peck and I are on my way to Minnesota to meet with our partners at Locally Grown, where we will conduct the first Representative Journalism experiment. More on that later.

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 [...]