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Archive for the ‘Representative Journalism’ Category

Could Representative Journalism Save Bryant Park Project?

Monday, July 14th, 2008

After my earlier post about the demise of  NPR’s Bryant Park Project, I sent a comment to the Bryant Park Project page. I thought gosh maybe the Representative Journalism project could come to the rescue and pay the $2million the show needs annually. Here is what I wrote about the concept in the comment post. [...]

Video Explains Representative Journalism — And Is Critiqued

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Last week at the New England News Forum I made a 25-minute presentation explaining my Representative Journalism concept. You can see it below, it is very YouTube in quality. Here is Dan Kennedy, a Northeastern University journalism professor who writes the Media Nation blog, reacting to my presentation.
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Also the forum [...]

ProPublica Is Great, But Let’s Advocate for Much More

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

In a PBS NewsHour report focused on nonprofit funding of the news, especially ProPublica for investigative reporting,  Alex Jones, director of the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University, says:
I’ve been watching ProPublica. I think ProPublica is a great development in this area. But I am saddened by something [...]

Making PBS a National News Powerhouse

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Today I just finished hanging around at the WETA News Academy 2008 in Washington, D.C. I was there as a presenter and observer because I fully believe that PBS is the place for my Representative Journalism concept to take hold. So like Johnny Appleseed, I am going everywhere planting the seeds.
In addition, we are now aiming to have a Representative Journalist [...]

Knight News Challenge Winners Announced

Friday, May 16th, 2008

David Cohn was one of the Knight Challenge winners for 2008, and the via Representative Journalism has been talking to Cohn about possibly setting up a funding mechanism for Rep J reporters in the future. Here is more about Cohn and all the other winners. Congratulations David and all others.