Skip to primary content

Archive for January, 2004

Public Journalism’s New DNA

Sunday, January 25th, 2004

Today is the Public Journalism Network’s first birthday. So it is time to give a state of the network address, which is also a partial draft of a presentation I will be making at Rutgers University in February:
A year ago today 24 of the top thinking public journalism advocates came together at Kennesaw State [...]

Jay Rosen’s Memorable Quote from Davos

Saturday, January 24th, 2004

“The age of the mass media is just that – an age. It doesn’t have to last forever.”
Jay Rosen–Panel Notes: Will Mainstream Media Co-opt Blogs and the Internet?
2004 World Economic Forum, Thursday 22 January
Davos, Switzerland

Independent Journalists Paid by Their Audiences

Saturday, January 24th, 2004

Christopher Allbritton’s blogging audience paid him to cover the war in Iraq. Now see the Online Journalism Review story about Joshua Micah Marshall of Talking Points Memo, whose audience sent him to cover the New Hampshire primaries. Also see First Draft by Tim Porter where Porter writes:
A new form of public journalism is [...]

Cole Campbell: Who Created the Frontrunner?

Thursday, January 22nd, 2004

Cole Campbell, public journalist and former editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, asks at Jay Rosen’s PressThink:
Who created the frontrunner dethroned in Iowa for a new front runner?
His answer is reflected in his introduction:
It was the campaign press. But on the morning after, the campaign press pretends it does not exist.
In [...]

Book Reviewers Wanted

Thursday, January 22nd, 2004

There are couple of recently published books dealing with public journalism, one by Lew Friedland: Public Journalism: Past and Future (Kettering Foundation Press: 2003); and the other by David K. Perry: Roots of Civic Journalism: Darwin, Dewey, and Mead (Rowman and Littlefield Pub Inc: 2003) that should be reviewed here.
If you have the [...]