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Archive for January, 2004

We Media at Aug. 3 Toronto Conference

Thursday, January 29th, 2004

I had dinner last night with Shayne Bowman, who helped write the white paper Amazoning the News and co-authored We Media with Chris Willis .
Bowman is smart, enthusiastic, and filled with ideas and energy. He also is interested in helping put together a part of the Public Journalism Network’s conference on Aug. 3 [...]

Local Minnesota Columnist Exposes African Massacre

Wednesday, January 28th, 2004

“By breaking local news, we broke global news.”
The story below is an extreme example of how the local can have global effects. But it reminds me of what Chris Waddle of the Anniston Alabama Star told a panel entitled: “The Angry World: International News Coverage in America.” He said every town and city in America [...]

Are We Developing a Blogger Elite?

Wednesday, January 28th, 2004

When I tuned into Chris Lydon’s Blogging of the President on public radio Sunday night, it was a little like listening to the Sunday Morning Pundits. But instead of the Cokie Roberts, David Brooks, William Safire, Robert Novak, the same old, same olds, we had a new and emerging set of blogger pundits: Jeff Jarvis, [...]

Still Around

Tuesday, January 27th, 2004

The BiggerBrain is not shrinking. I just have been busy blogging away at my mother ship I am especially pleased with my recent blog “Public Journalism’s New DNA.” It gives a hint of where things might be headed in public participation and mass media.

CNN’s Tokyo Chief Blogs from Harvard

Monday, January 26th, 2004

Here is part of what Rebecca MacKinnon, CNN’s Tokyo Bureau Chief and correspondent, writes about in her new weblog:
As an American journalist working in Asia for the past 12 years, I have experienced first-hand how the internet can thwart efforts by authoritarian governments to stifle free speech. I have seen how the internet and web-based [...]