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Archive for December, 2003

Newsroom disconnect

Monday, December 15th, 2003

Russell Baker and Tim Rutten are on target when they point out that the newsroom is middleclass and divorced from the everyday realities of the poor and disenfranchised.
That disconnect was one of the primary reasons some the top public journalism scholars and practitioners came together at Kennesaw State University outside of Atlanta last January [...]

Are Journalists Out of Touch with the Poor?

Monday, December 15th, 2003

Tim Rutten in his Regarding Media column at writes how the biggest bias in newsrooms today emanates from the fact that most reporters come from the middle-class.
The catalyst for Rutten’s column was retired New York Times columnist Russell Baker, who, in a letter rebuttal in the New York Review of Books, wrote : “Today’s [...]

Dick Morris on the End of Big Media’s Political Influence

Sunday, December 14th, 2003

Dick Morris is credited with getting Bill Clinton re-elected in 1996. Here is what he told Christopher Lydon about the power of weblogs and the essence of the Internet in an interview earlier this week:
“Where did the anti-globalization movement gets its strength from? Certainly not the mainstream media! Where did the right wing get [...]

The Who and Whys Behind BiggerBrain

Sunday, December 14th, 2003

I wanted to make sure the people

The PJNet Weblog Collective

Saturday, December 13th, 2003

Watch as the PJNet grows into a collective of bloggers who write about journalism, the media or other related topics. My new site BiggerBrain, which supplements this one, is a prototype of how it works. The PJNet will be the core site, an aggregator of all things pertaining to public journalism, and specifically, it will [...]