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Archive for January, 2004

Rosen Starts Religion, Press Site

Saturday, January 10th, 2004

I have been a bit negligent about keeping up with the PressThink columns written by Jay Rosen, chair of the New York University journalism department. I should not have been, he is saying and doing too much important stuff:
Here, in his words, is his latest venue: A new journal has its official [...]

Ken Sands Busy with Blogs

Friday, January 9th, 2004

Ken Sands, a longtime public journalist at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, gives Steve Outing an update on the paper’s blogging activity.

“PBS Public Square” Predicted for 2005

Friday, January 9th, 2004

PBS just got a $200,000 grant to help fund expansion into citizen-oriented digital programming.
“This opportunity really expands our footprint and our commitment to public affairs,” Jacoba Atlas, senior veep of PBS programming, told Daily Variety. “We’re about treating our viewers as citizens, not consumers … and this new digital channel will help us do [...]

More Reasons for Public Journalism

Friday, January 9th, 2004

Romenesko points us to two interesting articles that play to the very foundation of public journalism.
Michael Dukakis says that the political coverage is the same old stuff, nothing is changing, telling the Buffalo News: “There needs to be less stories about polls and more attention to what’s really happening. The media needs to bring [...]

Second Draft PNet Toronto Conference

Friday, January 9th, 2004

I got great feedback on the PJNet August 3 conference outline that I posted earlier. Given the feedback, I have made some fairly radical changes. I think it is much stronger. Weblogs* are not as prominent, but electronic citizen publishing is and face-to-face community and public journalism get some more time. I also made it [...]