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Archive for March, 2004

Pushing for Free WiFi in Austin, Texas

Thursday, March 25th, 2004

Earlier I wrote about free access to WiFi and in the comments Matt Cook pointed me to The Wi-Fi-FreeSpot™ Directory. It’s a good resource for free hot spots.
Then I found that Austin, Texas, has a free WiFi movement underway at The Partners in Free WiFi™ , also the Austin Free-Net and finally Austin Wireless [...]

Jarvis on Starting Citizen Media Center

Thursday, March 25th, 2004

See Jeff Jarvis’s thoughts on starting The Center for Citizens’ Media with New York University.

Maynard: Diversity Is about Survival

Wednesday, March 24th, 2004

Key IM Interview Quote: In the 1960s when newspapers first began hiring journalists of color it was because they could not get to one of the biggest stories facing the country, the Black Power Movement, without black reporters. Today, we have so many other options for getting our news that if an organization does not [...]

Jennie Buckner Announces Retirement

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2004

Jennie Buckner, Vice President and Editor of the The Charlotte Observer, today announced her plans to retire July 1. Buckner was an early advocate for public journalism and led the paper to a Batten Award. Of course, as with many public journalists there were moments of controversy especially with the “Your Voice, Your Vote” project. [...]

Sulzberger: Internet Needs Editing

Monday, March 22nd, 2004

In an Editor & Publisher article Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr., New York Times publisher:
…talked about the Internet as a news medium that’s changed the speed at which news has to be reported. While Sulzberger commented that it created the “fascinating dilemma” of trying to figure out how to keep up with the technology, at the [...]