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Archive for the ‘Restoring the Trust’ Category

Time to Take a Stand for Free Speech

Monday, September 24th, 2007

Some of you might have noticed that today I have taken a rather strong stand on protecting free speech. Here are the two headlines that reflect my feelings:
Let’s start first with my Op-Ed piece today that was published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Congress can’t muzzle free speech: Condemning Petraeus critics, lawmakers ignore Constitution
The second is my [...]

Representative Journalism: Advancing Journalism One Network at a Time

Monday, August 6th, 2007

Tomorrow I will be helping host the Journalism that Matters DC session and probably talking up an idea I have been privately developing for the last few months. I am calling it Representative Journalism.
I was hoping to have a Representative Journalism site up and running at which we all could vet the idea over the [...]

Presidential Horse Race Coverage in Full Run

Friday, June 15th, 2007

One of the early public journalism critiques was that elections were covered like horse races. Who is ahead, who is behind, leaving the idea of issues like poverty and health care almost as an after thoughts. Jay Rosen was one of those early critical voices. Now he is a back with the same critique as [...]

Restoring the Trust: One Paper’s Initiative

Saturday, May 12th, 2007

The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington seems to be a magnet for ethical issue debates. Part of the reason is that Steve Smith, the editor and longtime public journalism advocate, runs a transparent shop and welcomes oversight and criticism. Thus he gets more oversight and more criticism. That’s the cost of transparency and also the way [...]

What’s the Wall Street Journal’s Worth Without Trust?

Friday, May 4th, 2007

Interesting piece in the Advertising Age, asking about worth of The Wall Street Journal, if its trust is tarnished via Rupert Murdoch ownership. The article says in part:

“Trust is the element that allows the Journal to sell advertising at extremely expensive rates,” said one close observer of the paper. “It’s that trust that advertisers mention [...]