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Archive for February, 2004

New York Times on E-Voting, I Expected More

Sunday, February 29th, 2004

On February 14, 2004, the Atlanta Journal Constitution wrote a story entitled: Critics punch at touch-screen voting security. As I said in wrote back : ”…we have a hard enough time finding the resources to cover public fraud that we already have ample evidence exists.”
Yesterday, the New York Times wrote its front page story [...]

Will Be at AEJMC Winter Meeting

Friday, February 27th, 2004

I will be at a winter meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) at Rutgers University to give a panel presentation entitled: Is Public Journalism Morphing into the Public’s Journalism? Will post the finalized presesentation next week.
Depending on the set up at the meeting will try to blog from [...]

Everyday People Talking: Journalists Dismiss What Tyrants Suppress

Thursday, February 26th, 2004

Whenever journalists in the US dismiss the worth of listening to everyday people talking, I always think about totalitarian governments. Everyday people talking, especially in groups, scares tyrants into immediate repressive action.
If tyrants understand the power of everyday people speaking, why don’t journalists in a democracy understand it. See this LA Times story about [...]

San Francisco Chronicle, Help’s Just Across the Bay

Wednesday, February 25th, 2004

I originally wanted to title this San Francisco Chronicle, It’s Just Across the Bay Stupid. Read this eye-opening brief to find out why:
Romenesko points us to the San Francisco Chronicle story that began with a reader complaining about the paper’s photo selection. An editorial assistant was asked to do an ethnicity inventory based on [...]

Is Media’s Role as Gatekeeper Threatened?

Tuesday, February 24th, 2004

The transcript of the Gatekeepers No More panel with Jay Rosen, Dan Gillmor, and Jeff Jarvis is now posted. It was recorded at the O’Reilly Digital Democracy Teach-In held in San Diego, CA, on February 9, 2004.
Interesting stuff, for example, Gillmor says that grassroots journalism is not the biggest threat to Big Media, rather [...]