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Archive for February, 2004

Will Weblogs Make Copy Editors Obsolete?

Monday, February 23rd, 2004

Tom Mangan’s key quote: “Corporate execs would love to be told, “look at blogs, they’re all unedited and people love them. Think how much more money we’d make if we weren’t paying all these editors.”
Tom Mangan is a features desk copy editor at the San Jose Mercury News and is well known [...]

Japan Media Review Reprints PJNet Blog

Sunday, February 22nd, 2004

The Japan Media Review, hosted by the University of Southern California, reprinted Public Journalism: Lessons from Japan by Kate Parry, which was first published here at on January 6, 2004. Congratulations Kate and thanks to Japan Media Review editor Michelle Nicolosi for giving Kate’s piece even more exposure.

OhmyNews: Journalists aren’t some exotic species

Saturday, February 21st, 2004

Every citizen’s a reporter. Journalists aren’t some exotic species, they’re everyone who seeks to take new developments, put them into writing, and share them with others.
That’s one paragraph in a declaration posted four years ago at OhmyNews, the South Korean online news site which today claims it has some 30,000 citizens reporters [...]

Worldwide Editors Weblog Hosted in France

Friday, February 20th, 2004

The World Editors Forum has a launched a pilot weblog for an exchange of ideas among top editors worldwide.
The World Editors Forum describes itself as:
…exclusively dedicated to senior newsroom editors. It is a platform where you can share ideas, experiences and new initiatives on how to defend editorial excellence in the face of shrinking [...]

Civic J Research Help Needed: Primaries & Iraq

Friday, February 20th, 2004

I am looking for the names of any newspapers that have sponsored significant civic journalism projects attempting to foster solutions-oriented public deliberation on the Iraq war and/or the current presidential primaries.
Thanks in advance for any help this group can offer.
Peter Parisi
Associate Professor
Department of Film & Media Studies
Hunter College